Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My name is Avin Lau and this is my cornerstone assessment piece 5 “ Natures Balance”. To start with, let us see how water is recycled at different stages. . Melbourne’s water comes from.
My name is Avin Lau and this is my cornerstone assessment piece 5 “ Natures Balance”.
To start with, let us see how water is recycled at different stages.
Around 80% of our drinking water comes from closed water catchments in the Yarra Ranges. 157,000 hectares of forest has been closed to the public for over 100 years. These native forests filter rainwater as it flows across land into creeks, rivers and our reservoir storages.
The indigenous Australians relied on local rivers and creeks or dug shallow wells to tap supplies of underground water.
The first European settlers who arrived in Melbourne in 1803 also drew water from local creeks. However as their settlements grew, demand for a reliable water supply system began to grow.
Melbourne people have done a great job of saving water since the introduction of water restrictions.
It’s still possible for us all to save more.
Australia has one of the highest per capita water consumption rates in the world. While two thirds of all the people on Earth use less than 60 litres of water a day, the average Australian uses more than twice that amount during a single shower. In fact, Australians are among the biggest users of water in the world, especially around the home.
Melbourne’s storage levels continued to improve over the month, and by the end of July, storages were 1.7% higher than levels at the end of June, finishing the month at 35.5%capacity.
Although total rainfall remains below average, reasonable rainfall towards the end of the month has kept catchments wet, which should help facilitate further inflows during the normally wetter winter/spring months.
Melbourne’s water consumption and progress on achieving Target 155 is estimated weekly and reported every Friday. This is calculated by:
Melbourne’s water storages are now at their highest level since 2006 after increasing from 32.7 per cent to 41.3 per cent over winter - an increase of 156.6 billion litres.
We can save water in many different ways, but to understand how these ways help save our environment, we must understand that all things can be linked together.
As a result of ongoing drought, climate change and record low water storage levels, Target 155 was launched by the Minister for Water, Tim Holding on 24 November 2008.
Target 155 aims to encourage Melbourne people to limit their personal water consumption to under 155 litres per person per day and is in place along with Stage 2 water restrictions.
schools and councils.
using the dishwasher, having baths and other
general tap use.
Some people like to save water according to government’s water policies like “Target 155” and “Stage 2 Restrictions”.
I think in the future the Government should build more reservoir, teach child to save water.
Thank you for watching my cornerstone assessment piece. I hope you enjoy and know more about Melbourne’s water.
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