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 avilable to all teams in Australia.

Dataset Highlight

Power and Water NT
https://www.powerwater.com.au/

Water Monitoring Information Portal
https://water-monitoring.information.qld.gov.au/

Melbourne Water
https://www.melbournewater.com.au/water

Bureau of Meteorology water data
https://data.gov.au/dataset/ds-dga-bca9550b-e747-400a-9f28-3757ac93b15d/details

Central Highlands Water Govhack hub
http://www.chw.net.au/govhack

Australian Curriculum
https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/

Coliban Water
https://www.coliban.com.au/

Department of the Environment and Energy Australia
https://www.energy.gov.au/households/water-efficiency

Department Environment Land Water and Planning Victoria
https://www.water.vic.gov.au/

Digital metering program
https://www.yvw.com.au/help-advice/water-meters/digital-metering-joint-program

Government of Western Australia water efficiency
http://www.water.wa.gov.au/urban-water/water-recycling-efficiencies/water-efficiency

Hunter Water
https://www.hunterwater.com.au/

Queensland Urban Water Utilities
https://urbanutilities.com.au/

Schools Water Efficiency Program
https://www.myswep.com.au/

Smart Water Advice
https://www.smartwatermark.org/Victoria/

SA Water
https://www.sawater.com.au/

SEQ Water
https://www.seqwater.com.au/

South East Water
https://southeastwater.com.au

Sustainability Victoria
https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/You-and-your-home/Live-sustainably/Save-water

Sydney Water
https://www.sydneywater.com.au/

Water Corporation
https://www.watercorporation.com.au/

Water Group
https://www.watergroup.com.au/water-efficiency

Water in NSW
https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/water

Water Rating
https://www.waterrating.gov.au/

Western Water
https://www.westernwater.com.au/

WSAA
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/

Vic Water
https://vicwater.org.au/

Victoria State Government Planning
https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/

Australian Government Geoscience Australia
http://maps.ga.gov.au/interactive-maps/#/theme/water

Bureau of Meteorology water information
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/dashboards/#/water-storages/summary/state

Bureau of Meteorology climate data
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/data/

DELWP Water monitoring
http://data.water.vic.gov.au/

Central Highlands Water water storages
https://www.chw.net.au/community/storage-reservoirs

Government of WesternAustralia Department of Water and Environmental Regulations data
http://www.water.wa.gov.au/maps-and-data/monitoring

Northern Territory Government water data portal
https://nt.gov.au/environment/water/water-information-systems/water-data-portal

All Water Data - Groundwater Construction
https://data.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/realtime-data-rivers-streams-dams-and-bores/resource/110ba17c-e63f-4975-aef8-1bb3a1ec9bd0

Victorian Councils Rates
https://www.viccouncils.asn.au/what-councils-do/council-funding/council-rates

Water connect - SA Realtime water data
https://www.waterconnect.sa.gov.au/Systems/RTWD/Pages/Default.aspx

Water NSW - Realtime
https://realtimedata.waternsw.com.au/

Water NSW - WATER MONITORING NETWORK
https://www.waternsw.com.au/supply/regional-nsw/water-monitoring

Melbourne Water
https://data-melbournewater.opendata.arcgis.com/

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