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In this activity, students investigate the issues surrounding water in their local area and relate this knowledge to water issues in other countries.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • carry out research using the internet
  • understand some regional and global issues of water supply and demand
  • understand how technology is being used to tackle water supply problems.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student handouts.

Useful links

In this online game, you are in charge of Water Island, a growing community facing water supply issues such as quality and scarcity. You need to figure out how to manage your water and ensure the community has a clean, secure supply of water.
www.seqwater.com.au/education/water-island-game

    Published 23 June 2008, Updated 23 February 2015