I appreciate that looking at one’s own assumptions is a part of the process. It is easy to “fix” things for other people without really knowing what they are living through. As adults, we have all been in a place where someone really didn’t “get” us. I think this is a truly important skills, and I appreciate that it is part of this process. I like that there is the “look at yourself” through exploring our assumptions as well as the “look at others” through the interview process.
I also like all the different methods to “ideate.” I appreciate that there are different possibilities for different kinds of thinkers, and that students are encouraged to try different types of ideas: narrow, broad, framing. Learning HOW to think is another one of those skills that are important for life, but not always part of the curriculum.
6.4 By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity
This weekend, I drove to the Bay Area and back. The aqueduct brings water from northern California, through the Central Valley, and to southern California. While I do love looking at the water as I drive through the dry Central Valley, I have always wondered why they don’t cover it as I’m sure LOTS of water is lost to evaporation.
My prototype is a “lid” to the aqueduct. It would be made of metal and shaped such that it would cover the aqueduct to keep evaporation to a minimum while still allowing rain water and rain water run-off to flow into the aqueduct itself.
This would work to increase water-use efficiency and increase the supply of freshwater for farming and human use.