Water supply & conservation

Living on the world’s driest inhabited continent we need to understand how to conserve and supply water.

Our workshops, excursions and tours align with the science, HaSS and English curriculum while satisfying the sustainability cross-curricular priority.

How it works

You can pick-and-mix the resources and online activities below. The resources focus on Perth's water cycle and the importance of conserving and protecting water.

Water supply incursion

Learn about the protection and treatment process of our water sources as it travels through the water cycle in this classroom based workshop run by one of our educational officers.

Number of students: 30-60
Length: 45 mins

  • Identify Perth’s drinking water sources
  • Understand the need to protect our catchments
  • Understand the journey of water and its treatment from water sources to water meter

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Number of students: 30-60
Length: 1 hour

  • The role of dams, groundwater and desalination
  • How and why we need to protect our catchment areas
  • Basic water treatment processes

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Water conservation incursion

Learn about water conservation behaviours and sustainability in this classroom based workshop run by one of our educational officers.

Number of students: 30-60
Length: 45 mins

  • The importance of water in our lives
  • Why we shouldn’t waste water
  • Students identify simple behaviour changes to reduce water use

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Number of students: 30-60
Length: 1 hour

  • Importance of water for themselves and the environment
  • Why we need to conserve water
  • Students identify how their household can reduce water use

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Groundwater replenishment excursion

Our guided tours of Australia’s first Groundwater Replenishment Centre take students on an exciting water cycle journey through interpretive walkways, multimedia experiences and on-site viewing stations.

Number of students: 15-30
Length: 1 hour and 15 mins

  • Water recycling processes
  • How groundwater replenishment can play a role in sustaining Perth's water supply.

Please read through our groundwater replenishment excursion information sheet before making a booking, this provides important information about excursion requirements to help you prepare.

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Early years learning

small children playing with water toys

Early years learning

We have a great range of resources to help incorporate water education in to your lessons.

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Virtual tours

water corporation employees at a water treatment pool

Virtual tours

Watch videos of the water treatment processes helping us to secure our water supply for future generations.

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Interactive activities

Perth's water supply

perth city skyline during the day

Perth's water supply

Students can locate their homes and investigate surrounding water facilities.

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Water sources

Desalination plant aerial view

Water sources

Learn about where our water comes from.

Water sources

Waterwise house

man fixing a showerhead

Waterwise house

Learn about water saving tips for your home.

Saving water

The water cycle

water droplets

The water cycle

Learn about our water cycle and where water comes from.

The water cycle