Global Projects

Water is Life

Years F-10

Water is Life

Taking the UN SDGs #6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all and #14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development as their inspiration and their focus, frame this project. Learners will work within their school and with schools across the globe to study, research and share as they develop an understanding of water as the essence of life and cooperatively develop ideas and strategies to play their part in the meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Areas


Health and Physical Education

Explore actions that help make the classroom a healthy, safe and active place (VCHPEP078)


Describe and explain where places and activities are located (VCGGC058)

Natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location and how they change (VCGGK068)


Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)

Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (VCSSU047)



Main climates of the world and the similarities and differences between the climates of different places(VCGGK081)

Types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment, the importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected; the use and management of natural resources and waste, and different views on how to do this sustainably (VCGGK082)


The diversity and longevity of Australia’s first peoples and the significant ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are connected to Country and Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) and the effects on their daily lives (VCHHK078)


People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041)

A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (VCSSU059)



The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)

Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity; electric circuits enable this energy to be transferred to another place and then to be transformed into another form of energy (VCSSU081)



Identify, analyse and explain spatial distributions and patterns and identify and explain their implications (VCGGC100)

Classification of environmental resources and the forms that water takes as a resource (VCGGK105)

Ways that flows of water connect places as they move through the environment and the ways this affects places (VCGGK106)

The quantity and variability of Australia’s water resources compared with those in other continents and how water balance can be used to explain these differences (VCGGK107)

Nature of water scarcity and the role of humans in creating and overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa (VCGGK108)

The spiritual, economic, cultural and aesthetic value of water for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and peoples of the Asia region, that influence the significance of places (VCGGK109)

Causes of an atmospheric or hydrological hazard and its impacts on places, and human responses to it to minimise harmful effects on places in the future (VCGGK110)

Influence of accessibility to services and facilities; and environmental quality, on the liveability of places (VCGGK112)


Water is an important resource that cycles through the environment (VCSSU101)

Personal and Social Capability

Investigate human rights and discuss how these contribute to a cohesive community (VCPSCSO039)



The interconnection between food production and land and water degradation; shortage of fresh water; competing land uses; and climate change, for Australia and other areas of the world (VCGGK135)


One significant challenge and one development faced by the society that caused progress or decline (VCHHK120)

Patterns of continuity and change and their effects on influencing movements of people, ways of life and living conditions, political and legal institutions, and cultural expression around the turn of the twentieth century (VCHHK136)

Significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including Australia’s involvement in the development of the declaration (VCHHK151)


Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere (VCSSU128)


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