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What is a resource? A source of supply, support, or aid, especially one that can be readily drawn upon when needed.

Some natural resources include: water, land, trees, crude oil, air, coal, metals (gold, iron, copper), natural gas.

Some artificial (man made) resources include: pesticides, gasoline, paper.

Walter, Respect the Water

Respect the water, Walter!
We need it for life.
To wash our clothes, our hands, our toes,
To prevent unhealthy living and strife.

Don’t disrespect the waters, Walter!
You need to care for all of them!
Hillsborough Reservoir, Caroni Swamp and more
So they will still be here for our children.

Respect the water, Walter!
So our water can remain drinkable
For this generation and the next,
Let’s keep this resource sustainable.

Don’t disrespect our waters, Walter!
Keep our beaches and rivers clean.
Don’t dump bottle caps and paper wraps,
As that will be so mean.

Thank you for respecting the water, Walter.
What you are doing is the right way to go.
Share this news and remove the blues,
For a brighter Trinidad and Tobago.

by Anderson La Barrie 2013

1. What are two things we need water for?
2. The poem says that if there isn’t enough water, it can cause strife. How can this happen?
2. If citizens don’t get enough water they will protest by blocking the roads and burning tires.

3. Who is the poet talking to in the poem?
4. What are two water sources mentioned in the poem?
5. List two things the poet recommends to preserve our water supply.
6. List three things we can do as citizens to conserve water.

Resources (water)
A reservoir is a place where anything is kept in store; especially a place where water is collected and kept for use when wanted. There are three reservoirs in Trinidad. They are: The Navet Reservoir, The Arena Reservoir and the Hollis Reservoir. There is…...

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