From flower pots that recycle drained water to devices that purify bathwater into drinking water, young students have illustrated their creativity and ideas on saving water.
Earlier this year, Seqwater challenged primary-aged students from schools across the region to create posters that showcased ways to use water wisely.
The Water for Life school poster competition was held in line with National Water Week, which runs from 16 – 22 October with the aim of highlighting water awareness and water efficiency in the community.
During the contest period, Seqwater received hundreds of entries with lots of thought put into different ways to conserve and reuse water.
The competition featured four age categories ranging from prep students as young as four years old to Year 6 students.
Posters were judged on originality, appearance and how water innovation had been incorporated into the design.
Prep category winner Aja Pimpama's entry.
Seqwater Acting Chief Executive Officer Jim Pruss said he was impressed by the creativity and ingenuity students had shown in their entries.
“The idea behind our competition is to engage and educate young people about the importance of water for life,” Mr Pruss said.
“Today’s students are tomorrow’s decision makers. Our long-term water future will be in their hands so it’s important we encourage the sustainable use of this limited resource.
“Seqwater is committed to educating students – and the public – about how we source, store and supply treated bulk water to the South East Queensland region.”
Mr Pruss said National Water Week provided an opportunity to remind ourselves, and teach others, the importance of managing this precious resource wisely.
“In South East Queensland, we live in a climate of extremes – from times of drought to floods – and we need to be ready to adjust our water use and management when conditions change,” Mr Pruss said.
“We have Australia’s first water grid which allows us to move water around our region to where it is needed most, as well as a desalination plant and a recycled water scheme to help manage through droughts.
“At Seqwater, we’re committed to ensuring we have a sustainable water supply today and into the future.”
Amber Rodrigo from Clayfield College was awarded the overall winner for her entry 'Dew Drop Collector'
Water for Life Poster Competition winners:
Prep: Aja Strother, Pimpama State School
Year 1-2: Lily Albietz, Clayfield College
Year 3-4: Amy Nicholson, Clayfield College
Year 5 to 6: Amber Rodrigo, Clayfield College
Overall winner: Amber Rodrigo, Clayfield College
Seqwater received hundreds of entries for this year's Water for Life Poster Competition, with lots of thought put into different ways to conserve and reuse water.