Water World at Scienceworks

17 February, 2012

An exhibit from Our Water
An exhibit from Our Water.
Source: Questacon: The National Science and Technology Centre

A new interactive exhibition at Scienceworks challenges visitors to question the way we use our most precious resource – water.

Our Water features 28 hands-on exhibits that explore the way water is used from urban, agricultural, industrial and environmental perspectives, and looks at the impact this usage has on our environment.

“Visitors can evaluate water usage both in the home and in on a larger scale, and discover how innovative technologies can help us save this precious commodity,” said Brett Dunlop, Acting Manager at Scienceworks.

“One interactive exhibit, ‘Catchment Manager’, places visitors in the role of a decision maker for Australia’s water system, where they must consider the placement of agriculture and infrastructure.”

Supported by the National Water Commission and developed by Questacon, the exhibition aims to assist Australians in gaining understanding of national water issues and how individuals and households can save and re-use water.

Complementing Our Water at Scienceworks will be a series of beautiful marine life images, reinforcing the importance of water quality and conservation.

Our Water and the companion biodiversity photography exhibition opens at Scienceworks tomorrow (Friday February 18) and will run until 15 April 2012.

Our Water developed by Questacon: The National Science and Technology Centre. Proudly supported by the National Water Commission.

For further media information, interviews or images, please contact:
Rohan Astley on 03 9392 4865, 0400 130 675 or at rastley@museum.vic.gov.au