Worth of water highlighted in new book

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Busselton Water Chair Helen Shervington with mascot and book character Hydro and cover winner Bella Coates.
Camera IconBusselton Water Chair Helen Shervington with mascot and book character Hydro and cover winner Bella Coates. Credit: supplied

To mark this week’s National Water Week, Busselton Water has released an educational children’s book — Hydro and Lily Save Busselton’s Water.

The book explores the real-world issues of climate change, limited groundwater supplies, and waterwise behaviour changes.

Twenty-one students from four local schools — West Busselton Primary School, Georgiana Molloy Anglican School, Geographe Education Support Centre, and St Mary MacKillop College — contributed their works to the book.

The community was also invited to participate by entering the cover art competition, with the winning entry by Bella Coates receiving more than 500 votes.

Busselton Water managing director Chris Elliott said it was extremely important to educate the younger generation about current and future water issues.

“Quite simply, our climate is drying and our groundwater is being used too quickly,” he said.

“These are just some of the issues we’re trying to educate our community about, and what better way to do that than with a children’s book, created by students themselves?”

Copies of the book will be given to the schools involved for their libraries, and limited copies will be available at Busselton Water’s administration office for viewing.

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