Water is a vital, valuable and precious resource. Although living on the driest continent on earth, where we are frequently affected by drought in many regions, Australians use vast quantities of water daily. It is critical for students of all ages to understand key issues surrounding water and to feel empowered to make changes, perhaps through looking for creative solutions.
Water can be incorporated into many curriculum areas including science, geography, maths, technology, the arts, horticulture, social studies and media.
Addressing water management through AuSSI can help schools reduce their overall water consumption, create drought-resistant gardens and consider implementing water harvesting practices.
The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) seeks to support schools and their communities to become sustainable