Wa­ter­wise in class­room

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News - Taelor Pelusey

About 130 of Mar­garet River Se­nior High School’s Year 7 stu­dents joined the Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion in tak­ing a close look at lo­cal wa­ter sup­plies dur­ing last term’s sci­ence stud­ies.

The ex­per­i­ments mea­sured how much wa­ter was held in un­der­ground aquifers and over­saw the con­struc­tion of schematic di­a­grams of the town’s wa­ter sup­ply scheme.

Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion South West re­gional man­ager John Janssen said the ac­tiv­i­ties linked to the Wa­ter­wise Schools Pro­gram and high­lighted its im­por­tance.

“In our dry­ing cli­mate, it is vi­tal the next gen­er­a­tion are wa­ter­wise and un­der­stand why a sus­tain­able wa­ter sup­ply ben­e­fits our cities and towns,” he said.

“Most of the stu­dents were sur­prised to learn that Mar­garet River has two wa­ter sources — ground­wa­ter and surface wa­ter — and that we are al­ready plan­ning 50 years ahead to en­sure the town has a se­cure wa­ter sup­ply in our dry­ing cli­mate.”

Tony Snelling, centre, demon­strates wa­ter dis­place­ment with Year 7 stu­dents Amelia Glass and Jonah Brooks.

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