Teacher guide Running the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin

TLF ID M019058

This lesson sequence examines the role that river operators play in water resource management in the Murray-Darling Basin and explains how they direct water releases and track progress downstream for environmental watering and flood management. It includes a teacher PowerPoint presentation, separate teacher notes and a student worksheet. This lesson sequence is one in a series exploring aspects of water resource management in the Murray-Darling Basin and, to extend the scope of this lesson sequence, teachers can combine this sequence with the Locks, Weirs and Dams lesson sequence in the same series.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable due to its relevance to the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand of the years 7, 8 and 9 curriculum. The resource examines the role a river operator plays in water resource management to overcome challenges such as dam level management, highly variable rainfall, water quality, environmental degradation to maintain an environmentally sustainable river system.
  • Students explore the challenges of balancing water use between various water consumers by playing the 'Run the river: a water sharing challenge' application.
Year level

7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.mdba.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.mdba.gov.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Text
Rights
  • © Murray–Darling Basin Authority 2015. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons BY 3.0 Australia license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en