Water Audit

The Water Audit Software is designed to provide you and your class with support materials to:

  • Plan and carry out an estimated water audit of your school.
  • Carry out a ‘measured’ water audit using water meter readings for a one week period (if possible).
  • Start the Water Audit

Download the guide (PDF):

Adobe PDF Water Audit teacher guide

In a nutshell!

  • Introduce the idea of a water audit to the class.
  • Decide together how you will find and record the information.
  • Take children out of the classroom around the school and collect the information required.
  • Input your data as a whole-class exercise.
  • Analyse the data using the software and print out a summary sheet.
  • Carry out improvements to reduce water use (behavioural and equipment changes)
  • Repeat the audit.

The software is designed to be used with an interactive whiteboard or data projector, with the teacher leading the sessions. There is no need to input any information using a keyboard, simply use the ‘stepper’ to increase or decrease a number. However, if you have access to a keyboard (real or on-screen) you can type in a number in the usual way. The ‘measured’ section requires the keyboard to input the meter readings.

The suggested approach encourages the children to come up with their own ideas for estimating the school’s water use.