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The Savewater! Environmental Sustainability education program assists teachers to incorporate environmental sustainability into their classes. The program currently consists of three sets of worksheets covering the following topics:

  • Water Savers: Years 5 to 8
  • Carbon Tradies: Years 7 to 9
  • Climate Change – The cold hard facts: Years 9 to 10

A number of the worksheets are based on our award winning online games Mission H2O and Mission CO2 ensuring students find them both fun and educational.

For further information on the program please visit the Savewater website.

Water Aid Australia

WaterAid Australia is a member of WaterAid, an international non governmental organisation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.

For more information visit the Water Aid website

SWEP program

The Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) is a Victorian Government initiative funded by the Department of Sustainability and Environment and Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

The first stage of SWEP ran from 2006 to 2011 and assisted more than 1,700 schools across Victoria to save water by implementing low cost water efficient plumbing solutions in schools.

The next stage of SWEP is voluntary and will provide data loggers for schools to help continue the education and demonstration of water efficiency in practice.

For more information on the program and registration, please visit the SWEP website


Learn it Live it

Learn it! Live it! provides facts, activities and planning ideas to support water-related programs in primary and secondary schools.

Topics covered include:

  • water conservation
  • the water cycle
  • water use
  • sewage
  • water treatment
  • river health

Water: Learn it! Live it! is available on a CD-ROM, or it can be printed in hard copy (also available at the Ballarat Library).

Contact us for a copy.