Foster a greater understanding and appreciation of water from source to tap.
Smart Water supports schools, organisations and the community to use water sustainably. These resources use an inquiry approach to connect with water focussing on the Waikato region, but applicable all around New Zealand.
Smart Water is a partnership between Hamilton City Council, Waipā District Council and Waitomo District Council. It aims to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of water from source to tap.
About the Resources
Smart Water resources are designed for use with years 5–8 – levels 3–4 of the New Zealand Curriculum. They can be adapted for use at other levels and provide opportunities for integrating curriculum subjects such as science, technology, English, social sciences, health and maths.
The resources are underpinned by the key aims and dimensions of environmental education – education in, about and for the environment and kaitiakitanga through participation and action.
The suite of resources explore:
- why clean fresh water is important
- water conservation and reasons to save water
- water treatment processes
- te mana o te wai and mauri
- climate change and impacts on freshwater such as the Waikato River
- how we can all look after our water.
Click on the link above to visit the Smart Water website and download resources.