Water lessons learned

Water lessons learned

As part of the program, teachers have been educating students about the need to value, protect and conserve water sources since 2003.

Water Corporation general manager (customer and community) Catherine Ferrari thanked the schools for their dedication to passing on the waterwise message.

‘In Western Australia and particularly here in the South West, it’s important we educate the next generation about how to use water wisely,’ she.

‘Teachers at Singleton and Riverside Primary Schools have been doing just that for a decade now, helping to ensure students treat water like the precious resource it is.

‘As well as teaching about the value of water in an increasingly drying climate, Singleton Primary has installed waterless urinals and Riverside Primary a rainwater tank to save even more.’

Riverside Primary School Waterwise co-ordinator Lynden Wilson said students are more aware of their role in conserving water and of how valuable it is.

Now in its 18th year, the Waterwise Schools Program takes a long-term approach to water education and behavioural change.

It complements the curriculum across all major learning areas, particularly science.

Further information about the Waterwise Schools Program is available from the Water Corporation’s website watercorporation.com.au