Why is water so important?
Water is the life blood of the earth. The rivers and creeks are the veins and arteries of the earth. If the water is polluted or unhealthy then that is an indication that the surrounding area of land is also unhealthy.
Water is a valuable and limited resource. We need to conserve it and preserve its quality.
Use the information you will find on the 'Water' page to find out the answers to the following questions.
- How much of Australia is arid?
- What percentage of the Earth's water can we use?
- What was the name of the giant water guzzling marsupial that became extinct after the last ice-age?
- According to aboriginal legend what made the great rivers?
- What was the name of the first water supply used by the first fleet at Sydney?
- In the 1950's how much water was consumed each day by the average Australian?
- How much is now used per head of population in Australia?
- Where do we use the most water in an average house?
- What percentage of water is flushed down the toilet?
- How much water goes into an average in-ground pool?
- How much water is used to produce the steel in the average family car?
- What is the largest water catchment area in Australia?
- Between which two Australian cities does the longest water supply pipeline run?
- What is the name of the oldest dam in Australia?
- How much water is there in a megalitre?
- How much water does the largest dam in Australia hold?
- How much water is used on crops each year in Australia?
- Name the three water attractions in Australia that are World Heritage listed?