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Reflecting on Aqua Republica Eco Challenge 2016

Helping you get the best out of the inaugural New Zealand Aqua Republica Eco Challenge, Science Learning Hub is hosting a webinar where participants will reflect on benefits and challenges experienced by teachers. 

waterAqua Republica is a 'serious game', that's been developed by the Centre on Water and Environment, a partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme and DHI Water and Environment(DHI). The not-for-profit game models the operations of a typical water catchment area, and has been described as the Sim City of water management. Go here for an article on NZST that goes into further detail. 

The purpose behind the Aqua Republica project is to introduce school-aged kids to concepts, terminology, and structures that councils use in real life for environmental control. A growing workforce of skilled and engaged professionals will be required in the near future to meet challenges on the horizon in the fields of integrated water resource management, particularly where complex trade-offs between human development and the environment are concerned.

You can register to join Deli Connell and guest presenter Rose Jowsey from DHI Water New Zealand on Thursday 29 September at 4pm for a free 45-minute online professional development webinar session to reflect on the benefits and challenges experienced by teachers and participants during the the inaugural New Zealand Aqua Republica Eco Challenge 2016. Go here for more details. 

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