Water – From source to tap.

Jurisdiction: Australia

Ideas to engage upper primary and lower secondary school students (with advantages for community learning) in learning about the water cycle (source to tap). We want them to understand where water comes from (sources), the different types of water (drinking, recycled, classes of water), how and why it is treated (health), how we move it (infrastructure) and how we use it (drinking, cooking, commercially, fires, toilets, sanitation, washing, in the home). The ideas should highlight why water is so important for our survival. Ideas should be fun, interactive and educational. The engagement should be relevant to the Australian School Curriculum, adaptable to water organisations and schools around Australia and sustainable.

We would like to generate ideas to design an educational tool for upper primary and lower secondary students (where possible additional opportunity for community learning) to teach them about every aspect of the water cycle:
1. Where water comes from – how it gets to your home/business – how it is returned to the environment (water cycle)
2. Water source in our catchment areas (including the water cycle)
3. Water from alternative sources (e.g. desalination, bores)
4. Catchment to treatment plant
5. Treatment process
6. To our taps
Some places source water from bores, dams, and reservoirs and in parts of Australia, water is sourced from treated seawater at a desalination plant. Some add treated wastewater back into underground storages to be eventually used as drinking water. Some catch water in reservoirs.

(The following does not form part of the challenge: Participants are invited to take a short video/photos of themselves undertaking our challenges and post on Instagram #centralhighlandswater)

Our judging panel includes
Mr Anand Arivukkarasu, VP Product, Grin (Silicon Valley startup) and previously well-known Product & Growth Leader at Facebook from California USA

Eligibility Eligibility Jurisdiction - Australia only

Entry: Challenge entry is available to all teams in Australia.

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