Where would you be without water? From flushing toilets to cooking food, washing and
growing crops, water is essential to our daily lives. Water is also everyone’s responsibility.
Increased demands from industry, a growing population, and drought call for a careful analysis of
how our water is used.
WaterQuest is based on Alberta Environment’s water management
program, Water for Life: Alberta's Strategy for Sustainability and
is intended as a learning supplement to the Grade 8, Freshwater Ecosystems unit.
WaterQuest is designed to increase student awareness of human impact on our watersheds and to encourage
responsible and sustainable watershed practices.
As students work through WaterQuest, they take on the roles of watershed stakeholders trying to
reduce the impact of their actions. Through research and hands-on field activities, students learn to
appreciate different interests at stake and ultimately discover that everyone lives downstream.