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Water futures – a teaching case study

We are proud to announce that the CAMELLIA case study for teaching secondary school students about London’s water supply, developed in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and Thames21 has been launched!


The education programme introduces students to water management under two interlinking problems: expected increase of number of people in the city and climate change. We hope to make this complex information more accessible and help bring water issues to life.

Have a look on our webpage where the content and teaching materials tested in a classroom environment can be found:

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You can expect to find a series of lessons and activities based on water resources management that is, around future management of drinking water supply and infrastructure in relation to the issues of population increase and climate change. By the end of the case study, students will be able to

  • Explain what direct and indirect water use is and define water footprint.

  • Outline how water is moving through the city, from lakes to taps and back again to rivers

  • Illustrate the impact of population growth and climate change on water resources.

  • Analyze outputs of a real water resources management model and interpret the results to support the decision for the proposed solution to London’s water supply issues.

  • Present their recommendations and support their position with model outputs for final evaluation.

Our vision is that by integrating topics that are current and need pressing attention into the curriculum of today’s secondary school students we can empower tomorrow’s generation of citizens with the knowledge and tools to identify water problems, speak up and implement solutions.

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