Four Year 4 students from Nudgee Junior College could be future water leaders in the making after winning the Seqwater Up a Dry Gully water education competition.
The annual Seqwater Up a Dry Gully competition challenges students to identify how water can be delivered to a community now and into the future against changing climate conditions and growing population.
The competition was open to students aged from prep to Year 12 across South East Queensland during Term 3 and 4 last year.
Registered schools were provided with a detailed scenario outlining a hypothetical town’s water supply problems and associated environmental, social and engineering concerns and students were encouraged to develop real-life solutions.
More than 50 schools across the region participated in initiative, with over 260 students taking part.
Seqwater Education Advisor, Michael Fiechtner said the competition provided an ideal opportunity for students to increase their understanding of water issues.
“The winning team “Drought Busters” from Nudgee Junior College submitted a thought-provoking and creative project suggesting some interesting new ways to supply water using alternative power sources,” Mr Fiechtner said.
As part of their prize the four winning students will each receive a $100 book voucher; their class teacher will receive an accommodation package at a 5 star hotel; and Nudgee Junior College will receive a sustainability grant of $500 towards a water initiative.