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Water Futures Challenge

We are challenging students from across the Lower Hunter to tackle the real world problem of water scarcity and come up with solutions to help our community save water through inquiry based learning. This challenge aims to instill a lifelong commitment to water conservation and empower the students of our region to be advocates for change.

Our goal is to engage in collaborative learning journeys where we support curiosity, creativity and innovation.
Kristy Ratcliffe, Education Coordinator

The Water Futures Challenge can take anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks to complete. Students are supported throughout the challenge by a range of digital resources and our education team, both in class and online.

Key milestones include

  1. A meeting at your school with staff facilitating the challenge to establish a timeline and key outcomes for students participating.
  2. In-school call to action for students to come up with innovative ways to save water.
  3. An excursion to our purpose-built Centre for Education at Mayfield West and Grahamstown Dam. This excursion gives students the opportunity to learn about water from source to tap in an interactive environment.
  4. Presentation of students’ final projects to the Hunter Water education team.


A gala event to showcase the most innovative projects from each of the participating schools will be held in during National Water Week in early Term 4.

Want to join the challenge?

Students and teachers ready to tackle the real problem of water scarcity are encouraged to get involved in this exciting challenge. Get your questions answered and join the challenge by contacting our team.