When students understand where water comes from and the processes involved in getting water to the school, they will better understand how precious it is and how best to use it.
Water efficiency helps schools to:
The Water Module assists schools to reduce water use and save on bills. Schools can improve water use on school grounds and through partnering with their community on river health, waterway protection and coastal care projects.
The water Module involves three key areas:
Workplace/operationalSave water by assessing the way water is used in the school through audits, creating a water plan, managing water usage in your grounds and school yard, retrofitting and new technology as well as maintenance.
Learning and teachingExplore curriculum activities that engage students in learning to be more sustainable users of water.
Whole school community engagementEmbed sustainability and being water smart into the life of the school and wider community.
If signing up and committing to the ResourceSmart Schools program it is recommended to start and complete the Core Module first then proceed with other Modules in any order or the same time. If not signing up to the program, schools can utilise the Water resources to become more sustainable.
The Water Module has 57 actions. To complete the Module, schools need to complete a minimum of 32 actions.
Water – learn it. live it. is a water education initiative for both primary and secondary schools operating within metropolitan Melbourne and is also available through regional areas of Victoria
Resources to educate primary, secondary and tertiary students and the community.
Visitors to ‘Melbourne’s Water Story’ will journey through the city’s settlement and end with a look to the future. Explore events with videos, web-links and current data. The website also includes curriculum linked Teacher Resources with individual classroom activities, lesson plans and excursion kits for about waterway health, sewage treatment and stormwater management.
For more than 23 years, the Victorian Waterwatch Program has been connecting local communities with waterway health and sustainable water management issues. Through the Waterwatch Program, citizen scientists are supported and encouraged to become actively involved in local waterway monitoring and onground activities.
Waterwatch Victoria has developed a range of resources to support teachers and students.