Water is a valuable resource, especially in our changing climate.
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:
Save 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.
Explore curriculum activities that engage students in learning to be more sustainable users of water.
Embed 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.
25 August 2017 – A list of all actions to help each school through the ResourceSmart Schools program Water module.
18 July 2019 – A resource for improving water efficiency in Victorian schools.
26 November 2020 – Tools to assist schools to undertake their annual water audit.
18 July 2019 – Helping schools to build sustainability into their curriculum in all subject areas from foundation to grade six.
ResourceSmart Schools Education TeamSustainability Victoria1300 363 firstname.lastname@example.org