Gippsland Water (Vic) has launched a new and updated water education program for schools and community groups, aiming to build an appreciation of water from a young age.
The new program will focus on four priority areas: after the drain, the natural and urban water cycle, water efficiency activities and water for health and hydration.
Free to schools within Gippsland Water’s catchment area, it will incorporate a number of activities including the award winning Vortex Education Centre, tailored visits to schools, tours of Gippsland Water’s treatment plants and water storages, and presentations from experienced Gippsland Water staff.
Paul Clark, General Manager of Customer Service and Communications at Gippsland Water, says the education program is a valuable tool in providing the next generation with a strong understanding and appreciation of water as an essential resource.
Mr Clark states “our education program aims to inform, engage and empower the water stewards of tomorrow–our children”.
“Our education program is one of a number of things that Gippsland Water does that might fly under the radar for a lot of people”
“However, providing the next generation with the tools and knowledge to protect their water resources ties in with our commitment to the region, as well as the efficient use and reuse of our natural resources,” he concluded.