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How do you explain to an 8 year old, or an 18 year old, the complex relationship that human beings have with their natural environment? And how this impacts our water supply? More importantly, how do you empower them to make positive changes in their water related behaviours? The Environment Agency has deemed the Southeast of England to be a … Read More

Counting down to Day Zero in Cape Town

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Cape Town: host to the 2010 World Cup; renowned for its harbour, wine production and proximity to Table Mountain; home to around 4 million people; and set to be the first major modern city to run out of water. Cape Town is supplied with water from a number of nearby reservoirs which are refilled by rainfall, ideally in the winter … Read More

Addressing a ‘water stressed’ South East of England

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Whilst the shortage of water in the South-East of England is nowhere near as serious as the situation in Cape Town, we are facing some of the same challenges to keep customers’ taps flowing; most notably, a growing population and less reliable weather patterns. Although it seems to rain all the time in the UK, the South East is considered … Read More

STEM Centre launch at Watford Grammar School for Boys

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Last term, we worked with Watford Grammar School for Boys to help them deliver a whole-school, water-themed event. Affinity Water provided interactive activities to help students understand both the importance of water as a natural resource and also the range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills used in the water industry. From Art to PE, the week’s lessons … Read More

Spill a penny, spend a pound

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During the past academic year, Affinity Water’s Education Team have launched their “spill a penny, spend a pound” initiative to help raise awareness of global water issues. Students visiting the Education Centre take part in hands on activities to learn about access to water and how this varies across the globe. All those who visited the Education Centre in Bushey … Read More

Secondary schools battle for ‘Challenge: Water’ champion title

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At the end of the summer term, four teams from schools in Welwyn, Stevenage, St Albans and Luton went head to head at the ‘Challenge:Water’ finals on Wednesday 7 June. ‘Challenge:Water’ – a WaterAid initiative delivered by Affinity Water is now in its second year and puts teams against each other to develop real solutions to address water resource issues. … Read More

Mad Science inspires children to save water

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Affinity Water has joined up with Mad Science to help children learn about the science of saving water in the home and why it’s so important. Mad Science have been visiting schools last term, putting on interactive and engaging experiments to show children how much fun saving water can be! Mad Science has been delivering unique, hands-on, educational and entertaining … Read More

Making a positive ‘Change’ through Science Week

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is a hot topic in education and the water industry certainly relies on these essential skills to keep it in operation! STEM skills have allowed the water industry to develop and improve over hundreds of years; allowing for huge advances in public health and improvements in economic prosperity. During Science Week, Affinity Water’s Education … Read More

Celebrating World Water Day with Harrow College Students

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To celebrate World Water Day we welcomed students from Harrow College to our Education Centre. We wanted to help students understand the management of water on a local, national and global scale and explain why the Southeast of England is classed a ‘water stressed’ area. Science skills were learnt and put to the test! as the students learnt how to … Read More

Caring for our water catchments

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(Verulamium park) Everyone lives in a water catchment. Everything you do in your home, your school, or your business has the potential to affect your local waterway. Helping students understand how their local water catchment works is a great way of empowering them to make positive environmental changes as well as bringing science to life! Over two thirds of the … Read More