On average, we are made up of around 60 per cent water, so understanding more about it will help us look after it and ourselves for a healthy future.

At home or at school, you can discover and share these fun facts and information about your water and its amazing journey from sky to sea. Where it comes from, where it goes and how we are all an important part of this cycle along the way. These fact sheets, posters and illustrations are a Water Guardian's best friend. There are even some games for those glorious rainy days indoors!

From sky to sea and back again!

water_cycle_21_06_17.pdf
'The water cycle' poster

From sky to sea and back again!

With no real beginning or end, water makes its way to us, through us and around us every day - stopping to share a moment. Water is a traveller, but never takes a holiday.  

Activity Sheet (ENG)

teach_ENG-WaterCycle_oct2020.pdf
'The Water Cycle' ENGLISH Activity Sheet

Activity Sheet (ENG)

Ever wondered why liquid and ice come from the sky? Have a look at our water cycle cut and paste activity and see if you can work out the various stages along the way. If you’re finding some of the labels difficult to place, have a look at our water cycle poster for assistance.

Activity Sheet (TE REO MĀORI)

teach_MAORI-WaterCycle_oct2020.pdf
'The Water Cycle' TE REO MĀORI Activity Sheet

Activity Sheet (TE REO MĀORI)

The labels at the bottom of the sheet follow the same order as our English version.
Ever wondered why liquid and ice come from the sky? Have a look at our water cycle cut and paste activity and see if you can work out the various stages along the way. If you’re finding some of the labels difficult to place, have a look at our water cycle poster for assistance.

What's a gigalitre? It's a lot of dammed water

1D Auckland's Water Supply 2020.pdf
'Auckland's dams' poster

What's a gigalitre? It's a lot of dammed water

This map shows you where your water comes from and how it's stored and protected before it continues its journey to you. 

An elephant can smell water up to 19km away

amazing_water_facts_10_07_17.pdf
'20 water facts' sheet

An elephant can smell water up to 19km away

This and other interesting water facts to download, learn about and share. 

Even more amazing water facts

even_more_amazing_water_facts_10_07_17.pdf
'20 more water facts' sheet

Even more amazing water facts

Another 20 interesting things you didn't know about water, until now.

Water Guardians know a leaky tap when they see one

drips_and_rainbows_game.pdf
'Drips and Rainbows' board game multiplayer

Water Guardians know a leaky tap when they see one

Challenge your friends to the Drips and Rainbows game - ride the rainbow to the top, but beware of the falling drips!

Help keep our water clean and safe

water_pollution_facts_sht1_21_06_17.pdf
'Water pollution' sheet

Help keep our water clean and safe

Like us, fish, animals and birds rely on clean water to survive too. Find out about some of the things that are harming our world's waterways.

Water pollution is a big problem

water_pollution_facts_sht2_21_06_17.pdf
More 'Water pollution facts' sheet

Water pollution is a big problem

So here are more facts to help you understand some of the issues and why it's important to be a Water Guardian for your waterways. 

Clean, safe water for you and your family

purification_waikato_water_treatment_plant_13_07_17.pdf
Drinking water 'How the Waikato Water treatment Plant works' poster

Clean, safe water for you and your family

Before you fill your water bottle or wash your hands, the water you use will have been treated by one of Auckland's 15 water treatment plants. Download the Waikato Water Treatment Plant poster and also take a look at how we treat your water and see the process in action.

Water Guardians don't waste water, but the water we have used is called 'wastewater'

3W_FlowDiagWWTPMangere_14_09_17_Rebrand.pdf
Wastewater 'How the treatment plant works' poster

Water Guardians don't waste water, but the water we have used is called 'wastewater'

And how it is treated afterwards is super important for the health of our communities and our environment. This process is really interesting, involving lots of clever people and technology to make sure our wastewater is clean enough to continue its journey in the cycle. You can find even more about the process here.

Wastewater treatment is a big job

Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant.pdf
'Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant' imagery / poster

Wastewater treatment is a big job

Take a look a closer look at Auckland's largest wastewater treatment plant, in Māngere. 

Water conservation tips for Water Guardians

water_conservation_tips_21_06_17.pdf
'Water conservation tips' sheet

Water conservation tips for Water Guardians

'Conservation' might seem like a big word, but it means doing small things to look after what we already have, so that we can continue to enjoy it. With water, conservation is easy when you master these tips and tricks. You can find out more here too.

Get your hands on this great game

water_conservation_game.pdf
'Water conservation' board game multiplayer

Get your hands on this great game

And learn some water-wise tips along the way.

Identify key processes to treat wastewater

Wastewater treatment plant flow process labels.pdf
Wastewater 'liquid treatment processes' sheet

Identify key processes to treat wastewater

From UV disinfection to filtration, take the challenge to see if you can label each of the liquid treatment processes correctly.