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Water - Learn it! Live it!

Water - Learn it! Live it! is an educational resource for Prep to Year 10 students developed by South East Water, Yarra Valley Water, and City West Water. The resource allows students to explore water through Science, English, Geography, Maths, Communications, Music and Art activities, and is divided into three volumes jam packed with information and activities to assist teachers to deliver water as a subject in the classroom. Click on the following links for your free copy:

Water - Learn it! Live it! - Volume 1 Water in the Natural Environment

Water - Learn it! Live it! - Volume 2 Water in the Urban Environment

Water - Learn it! Live it! - Volume 3 Water in the Community

Colouring in sheets

Water Cycle

Water Cycle booklet

Drink tap water

Saving water at home

Tank water

Big books and lending library

Gippsland Water offers a series of colourful water-related stories suitable for lower-primary school students. Pdfs of these books are below.

Titles include:

If you would like to borrow a hard copy to share with your class, please email or call 1800 050 500.

Council and Catchment Management

Your local council and catchment management authority and other water corporations also have great information about water distribution and management.

Find your local council

Find your catchment management authority

Other water corporations

Barwon Water
Central Highlands Water
City West
Coliban Water
East Gippsland Water
Goulburn Valley Water
Melbourne Water
South East Water
South Gippsland Water
Yarra Valley Water
Southern Rural Water
Westernport Water

Australian Water Association resources

The Australian Water Association has a range of useful teacher resources on their website. The resources link water to the curriculum at different levels and provide details for a variety of water-based activities. Find details here:

ResourceSmart Schools

ResourceSmart Schools helps schools become more sustainable in everything they do. Including taking action to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

ResourceSmart Schools also helps schools reduce costs while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainability in a tangible and realistic environment.

More information about ResourceSmart Schools can be found at:

Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP)

The Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) is voluntary and open to all schools within Victoria. By participating in this program, schools are able to monitor their water use and have two data loggers installed at no cost to the school. For more information and to register visit

About Us

Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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Contact Us

Gippsland Water Head Office, 55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500
Fax: (03) 5174 0103
Interpreter service: 131 450
TTY: 1800 555 677

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