Water

Facts and Figures

Unlike what most people think, water is not an infinite resource, infact:

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Of the water on earth is saltwater which means 2% is usable freshwater!
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Is the amount of freshwater per person that Australian use every-year!

It important that we conserve the water we have as Australia can go through drought periods. This means there is less rain, soils dry out quicker and dams get low or run dry. Conserving water does not only mean using less water, it mean ensuring our water sources are not polluted, using our toilets wisely and improving water management. There are plenty of ways to conserve water and these challenges will help your school community think twice about the water that we have access too!

Water Challenges

Thanks to Urban Utilities, you can learn all about careers in water from engineering to science to education and environmental management. There are plenty of career paths to help you get involved in the water industry and help deliver healthy water and sewerage services to millions! 
 

Who is Urban Utilities? Check out this video to learn more: 

For this activity, we want you to take charge! This is your chance to host a careers session all about careers in the water industry. You will also have the opportunity to virtually meet some Young Water Professionals who will share their stories.

How it Works

Step 1

With your EcoMarines crew, discuss and research different water careers. Perhaps you can meet with your schools guidance counselor to help with your research!  

Step 2

Watch the videos below!

A few wonderful people from the Young Water Professionals group have taken the time to answer some questions about their careers within the water industry. You can watch the videos that interest your EcoMarines crew OR why not watch all?

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Step 3

It’s time to prepare your Water Careers Workshop! With your EcoMarines crew, get all your research together to present information on working in the water industry. 

Here are some important points you should cover in your workshop: 

  1. You do not need a university degree

  2. Follow your passion 

  3. It is ok to change your mind

You could also have an accompanying PowerPoint presentation.

Step 4

Advertise your workshop!

Maybe you can put an ad in your school’s newsletter or talk about your workshop during a school assembly. Make sure to invite your teachers and guidance counselor to the workshop. 

Your workshop could be during a lunchtime, or after school!  

Step 5

Host your workshop! You can even share one of the amazing Young Water Professionals videos during your workshop. 

Afterwards, survey the students that attended your workshop. Did they enjoy it? How did it influence their position in careers in water? What worked or what could be improved about the workshop?

Make sure you write down the feedback you received. We would love to know how your workshop went. Send us the feedback you got for your workshop and include points on how your workshop went, what worked well and what you could improve on.

Are you interested in working for the Water Industry?

Our friends at Urban Utilities have a few options to help you get involved in the water industry. 

Work Experience

Urban Utilities offers a week of experience in engineering and science. If your a student in grade 10 to 12 and interested in working with water, you can contact UU below.

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