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During the expedition your team:

  • touched the lives of 1626 people
  • worked with 548 people along the way  
  • convinced 20 people to do something water smart
  • saved 90 litres of water being wasted - that’s enough drinking water for 136 people for a year!


Together you and the other teams in your country have:

  • touched the lives of 45653  of your neighbours
  • worked with 12077 friends and family along the way  
  • convinced 2878 to change the way they use water
  • saved 9846 litres from being wasted - that’s enough water to produce  317 kgs of wheat!

 
Well done! Your team are exemplar Water Explorers! Have a think about what you can do to go even further - can you use your knowledge and expertise to help others achieve what you have?

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Posted by Eqhweni Combined School , South Africa on 10 May 2015
Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Observed from a distance, Fracking seems to be the answer to South Africa's energy crisis. Even Jacob Zuma is this year's state of the Nation Address referenced Fracking for gas as a viable solution to Eskoms inability to keep up with the domestic and industrial demand for electricity. Why then has countries like the Neatherlands, France and Germany have moratorium on Fracking. Well.. in this lesson under Secret Water Mission- make your own challenge, the grade 7 Water Explorer classes investigated the actual water sapping process of fracking for gas and were able to appreciate the true environmental cost in our our endless quest for energy. Current projections are that by 2030 KZN will run out of available water, every fracking incidence using a horrific 20 million litres of water. That's a whooping 12 800 Olympic size swimming, the children calculated. Not only is sourcing the water a great concern, but the toxic chemical used in the fracking process could also result in ground water contamination. After an interactive discussion, the children were now sufficiently knowledgeable about Fracking to demand ( in the fom of a petition) that the energy industry look for cleaner alternatives like solar and wind that does not have a negative effect on the environment and its people .Fracking fact Sheet is isiZulu and English were made distributed among the children to take home to their parents and community to educate and raise awareness about the dangers of fracking.


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