Monday 30 June 2014

Meeting in Wittmund

Now the meeting of Committee Europe in Wittmund has passed and there are a lot of reports and pictures from the project EuroWater.
Please have a look at the webpage of Committee Europe and on picasa 

Saturday 24 May 2014

Little Tasks for special Jobs

Now Reporter, Coreporter, Photographer, Webdesigner and Webmanager of all participating groups got mails with special little tasks for their job in Wittmund in June.

The Reporters have to write a short article of their national group, some sentences about the group and what they expect in Wittmund and have to send it per mail to
The Coreporters have to help their national Reporters by presenting their group.
The Photographers should  take the camera, make some photos from their group and send them per mail
They also have to study the manual of the camera (
The Webdesigners should take a photo editor like "IrfanView" and should try to cut or resize pictures from the Photographer to 800 pixel length and send them to
The Webmanagers got already the account for the webpage, so that they have to login on and have to alter the password to their own one.

In Wittmund they will learn more about their special jobs. The reports you will find soon in "News from EuroWater".

Saturday 5 April 2014

First result of Water Footprint

First result of Water Footprint survey among the students of 9 from 10 schools.

This diagramm shows the amount of water every person needs in one year in cubic meter. Note, one cubic meter water is 1000 liter water and has the weight of 1000 kg or one ton!

Please compare the own school/region with the result of all other schools/regions.

Friday 4 April 2014

Measuring Case for Water Analysis

For the measurement of some most important parameters we have chosen for a measurement case with 7 VISOCOLOR® ECO test kits from Macherey-Nagel and additionally further 5 VISOCOLOR® ECO test kits in another case especially for the analysis of drinking water. 
Measuring case 1 complete (MN 831 301):
Measuring case 2 (MN 831 303) with:
So we have 12 VISOCOLOR® ECO test kits for 12 parameters for surface water and drinking water in 2 measuring cases for every school.

Friday 28 March 2014

National Parameters

Now the next task is to compare the national regulations implementing the European Water Directive and add the values into a national table. Therefor we have prepared a table with all values of chemical and indicator parameters of the European Water Directive in national languages.
You also can find the table in the Dropbox in the folder "National_Parameters".

Parametermg / l
Pesticides — Total0,0005
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons0,0001
Tetrachloroethene and Trichloroethene0,0100
Trihalomethanes — Total0,1000
Vinyl chloride0,0005

Monday 27 January 2014

Consumption of Drinking Water

New Task: We investigate a weekly cycle and an annual cycle. Watch the consumption of drinking water for 14 days and over a whole year. To collect the results, there are PDF files for printing and distributing to the students. Run the investigations in February or March. The files you find in our Dropbox in the folder "Drinking_Water".
In order to record the results then use the Excel spreadsheets.

Talk also about using drinking water and how the consumption can be reduced and also show how to use a water meter to get the result in m³ or l.

We are working on our Project

What we have done so far

First we were introduced in the topic “Water- food number1” in subjects like chemistry, biology, physics, geography, ethics and computer science. In our first “Comenius lesson”, we collected information about different kinds of water for example mineral water, streams, rivers, fresh water and salt water. We also answered the question for what do you use all these kinds of water? We read three texts that we got from the teachers and so we found out more about questions like “How to save water?”. And where are the problems? After finding out our class filled out a quiz. At the end of this topic we investigated our own water requirement.

The making of a “Waterfootprint” was the next we had to do. The whole class does this in our computer science lesson. These are the results of our private ecologically footprint: Our class needed 2.4 resources as much as the earth provides to us.



Nevertheless, our topic doesn´t end. We look forward to meeting all the others who join in this project next year.

Lara + Anna-Lena