Think Tank inspires waterwise messages

Published Date:14 May 2021

Local students got together to brainstorm ideas for water conservation at a Think Tank, hosted by Aqwest and the Water Corporation this week.

The 2021 WA Schools Think Tank Challenge features teams of Year 9 and 10 students from 22 schools in the South West, Great Southern and Perth who were asked to put innovation into action by presenting a water saving solution in the theme of ‘Water only use what you need’. Students incorporated Aboriginal culture and the relationship with water throughout their presentations.

Aqwest General Manager Business Services Claire Anderson said the event was a fantastic forum for young people to voice their innovative ideas for WA's sustainable water future.

“Climate change means it’s more important than ever to work together to save water - these students are our future leaders and it’s great to hear them present such inspiring ideas” Mrs Anderson said.

Congratulations to Bunbury Senior High School and Great Southern Grammar who will join other finalists to present their bright ideas to a panel of water experts later in May.

Photo: Aqwest's Claire Anderson (left) and Water Corporation's Mick Irving (right) with some of the students.