Delegation leader/teacher: Gustaf Ekelund
Students: Hajrija Felec, Dalila Osmanovic
Partner organization: Landskrona city
Project title: The sustainable use of vital resources in a city – Water
Water, being one of the most vital resources, is also one which humans are consuming at a fast and unsustainable pace. In many places in the world, people experience extreme water shortage, but what we don’t talk about is the fact that these problems are arising in countries like Sweden as well. In the future, we will face even more drastic consequences due to i.e. eutrophication, climate change and toxic waste.
The core of our project is to spark a discussion about the potential threats for drinking water availability which we risk to face in the near future. We have looked at the local problems and situation in Western Scania District where agriculture plays an important role for the local groundwater. In our research a clear difference arises between the quality of local wells and municipal drinking water. By interviewing staff at the Environmental Department of Landskrona’s Municipality, reading articles and attending a scientific symposium in Stockholm, we have learnt about these complex challenges. We have made exhibitions for other students to read, when our school celebrated Earth Week and also gave a PowerPoint presentation, open to the public at the City Library.
We also give examples of how industries in a big city can use water in a sustainable way.