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Empowering primary school teachers and students to understand flood risk

Primary school teachers and students in the Hawkesbury-Nepean floodplain and across NSW will now benefit from a new flood risk educational resource – Water in the Valley.

Water in the Valley is designed to help educate primary students about flood risk, using the example of flooding in the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley. The resource, which supports learning in the NSW geography syllabus for Years 1 to 6, whilst also supporting literacy, numeracy and science, is a companion to Water in the World, a high school geography resource launched in 2019.

Both the primary and secondary resources have been developed through a partnership between the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES), Western Sydney University and Infrastructure NSW. They are key deliverables under the NSW Government’s Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley Flood Risk Management Strategy.

Both resources are available on the NSW SES website.