Take a spin in the water cycle
OCEAN Reef Senior High School students joined Water Minister Dave Kelly to officially launch an interactive hub at the Groundwater Replenishment Visitor Centre in Craigie recently.
The interactive hub is designed to take visitors on a journey of Perth’s newest water source, which turns treated wastewater into drinking water and has been developed as a result of the impact of climate change. The recently-completed digital components in the hub enable visitors to interact with the water cycle using touchscreens.
The first stage of the groundwater replenishment scheme in Craigie started recharging recycled water in late 2017 and has the capacity to produce 14 billion litres of water each year. Work is under way to expand the scheme’s capacity to 28 billion litres of water a year, enough to supply 100,000 Perth households.
“Perth is the first city in Australia to invest in groundwater replenishment and I encourage the community to take the time to find out more about this innovative technology,” Mr Kelly said.
To book a tour at the Groundwater Replenishment Visitor Centre, visit www.watercorporation. com.au. SORRENTO students were recognised at the 2018 WA Innovator of the Year awards.
The team from Sacred Heart College, called AusTrailia, was crowned WA Young Innovator of the Year for an app which “gamifies” maps.
The team comprised Year 9 gifted and talented students Matilda Anthony, Salina Re, Jack Bailey and Pascale Weeramanthri, who each won $250, as well as training including mentoring, online trail pitch-presentation, a legal health check, and advice on business development and finance to help commercialise their innovations.
Matilda thanked all of the people who had helped on the project.
Dalmain Primary School students Ben Fourie and Hayley Stopher check out chemical reactions with Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski.
Water Minister Dave Kelly with Water Corporation digital production co-ordinator Martin Dacre and Ocean Reef SHS students.