A discussion about Water.

The many hands of a discussion topic!

OPV-Other People’s Point of View.

Always listen politely to each other’s opinion- it makes us think about things!


People are individuals and individuals have a right to their own point of view.

It is interesting to listen to each other’s opinions. We can have an interesting discussion when we share our opinions. Last week we looked at how to write a discussion and we decided to produce two sides of the discussion on each hand.

On one hand we discussed the issue of water conservation and on the other hand we discussed the fact that in these modern times fresh drinking water can be ‘made’ from other sources and not just from the water catchment process.

It was a very interesting topic and we enjoyed coming up with supportive arguments for both sides.

Please drop a comment after your have read the discussion.

 Maybe you have a personal opinion about the issue of using water in the community.

Everyone should protect, conserve and get involved in using our water wisely. Our Middle Department recently travelled all the way to Geelong’s water catchment area. It is a long way- nearly two hours to Forrest  in the Otway Ranges. It is here that we discovered a beautiful place where the rain runs off the mountains and two rivers meet. A dam was build and this is Geelong’s main water supply. The water is then treated at Wurdee Boluc and every drop of water is cleaned and disinfected to make Geelong’s water ‘fit for a king!’ When you think about wasting water next time, maybe you should think about the process each drop of water goes through before it comes out of your tap.

On the other hand, this is the 21st century. People should be allowed to wash their beautiful cars, tend to their lovely gardens and fill up their fantstic pools hwenever they need to. After all, there is not a shortage of water really. The same amount of water exists now as at the beginning of time. Scientists are always finding ways of inventing new things. Right now a desalination plant is being built in Victoria. We shall never need water restrictions ever again.

What do you think?

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