Challenger TAFE gets Waterwise

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Challenger TAFE's commitment to water conservation has been recognised by the Water Corporation, with the College recently named a Waterwise Associate.

The College’s Horticulture and Environmental Science Skills Centre received official recognition of its partnership with the water utility during a recent visit from Water Corporation residential water efficiency implementation manager John Brennan.

Mr Brennan was delighted the College had become the latest industry group to join the initiative and promote water conservation by offering Waterwise education to students and staff.

"We will work together with Challenger TAFE to maximise opportunities for water conservation through the Waterwise program," Mr Brennan said.

Horticulture lecturer John Forrest said the centre used sustainability principles in its horticulture, irrigation and turf management training, as well as in research and development.

“By becoming a Waterwise Associate we are recognising the importance of managing one of the planet’s most valuable resources, and we incorporate this mindset in all our activities,” Mr Forrest said.

Headed by irrigation technology lecturer Neil Marriott, the Horticulture and Environmental Science Skills Centre previously developed an innovative water recycling system for the Murdoch campus nursery to significantly reduce water lost through irrigation.

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