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

Get involved in Community Science – Riverfly Monitoring

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Serious pollution incidents can occur in our watercourses, spelling disaster for river ecology. Regular monitoring is the best way of identifying such incidents early and enabling a rapid response; so why not get your school involved in this real life community science initiative? It’s a great way to bring a science topic to life and empower your students to make … Read More

STEM in the water industry

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You hear a lot about the importance of STEM subjects, but how do we apply them in the water industry? STEM forms a fundamental part of many roles in the water industry from accountants, hydrogeologists, ecologists and structural engineers to name just a few. Here is a practical example of how STEM is used: Affinity Water has approximately 16,500 km … Read More

Caring for our Water Catchments

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We all know water comes out of taps. You and your students probably know that Affinity Water treats it to make it safe for you to drink and use. You may even be aware that we rely on rivers and aquifers as the source for our raw water, but do you and your students consider the impact their actions may … Read More

A re-vamped education service

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Our Education Services have recently undergone a massive make-over! We are very proud of our new service and we are sure a session with us will engage and enlighten pupils across all key stages. Have you ever wondered where the water in your tap comes from or what it is like to visit an operational industrial facility? Would you like … Read More

Come and see our new resources

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The Education Centre has recently had some fantastic new resources built to enhance the learning experience for all of our visitors; a brand new 12 metre river model as well as an outdoor classroom. The river model was installed to be used as part of the ‘Rolling Rivers Day’, which helps students gain an understanding of where water comes from … Read More

Seasonal splash

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Friday 17 June is ‘Empty Classroom Day’ and pupils across the country are encouraged to use the great outdoors to learn more about their environment. As the seasons rotate, the weather changes and so do bodies of water. Have you ever observed how your local streams, rivers, lakes or ponds change throughout the year? At this time of year, you … Read More

Students rise to ‘Challenge: Water’

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Five teams from schools in Welwyn, Hatfield and Luton are ready to change the world by addressing pressing water issues, starting with their own communities. Young innovators from schools in Affinity Water’s area have competed in a new WaterAid STEM initiative, ‘Challenge: Water’, to showcase ideas to make a real change towards sustainable living. Team WASPS, from Putteridge High School … Read More