Water conservation

Water is the most precious resource on the planet; without it, no plant or animal could survive.

In Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent, it is especially important that we conserve our water. As Western Australia (WA) continues to experience the effects of climate change and a growing population, it is important we work together to reduce our water consumption and become waterwise in our homes and gardens. 

Traditionally, WA has been reliant on dams to provide the majority of our water supply. Over the course of time, the amount of rainfall and water flowing into our dams has significantly reduced. We now source a large amount of our water from groundwater and sea water, which means supplying water to WA is more complicated and more expensive. These changes in our water sources, coupled with climate change, means it's more important than ever to conserve water.

In the graph below, you can see how streamflow has been affected by climate change.

Yearly Streamflow for Major Surface Water Sources - IWSS

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e-Learning games

Test your knowledge with our water conservation e-learning games! Each game opens in a new window.

Water conservation in the garden 

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 Water conservation - upper primary

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Water conservation - high school

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