Water conservation is a great idea, but it’s also a real challenge to implement and get the public to understand what’s going on, writes David O’Byrne.
The Cartoonists’ Guild of Australia (CAGA) is launching a new water conservation animation series to be shown on ABC TV this year.
Water conservation has been the subject of much debate over the years, with many arguing it should be seen as a serious threat to water resources.
The CAGA says it wants to change that, and hopes to get the idea across to an audience of more than 20 million Australians.
“Our aim is to bring awareness to the serious threat of water pollution to water and to the role of conservation in meeting it,” CAGAA managing director David Othniel told ABC News.
“It is important that the public is aware of the importance of water conservation in our environment and understand how the environment can be saved from pollution.”
The series is a collaboration between CAGAs partner ABC Television and ABC Media Australia.
The first episode will air on Friday, April 10.
The animated series, entitled “A Water Conservation Animated Cartoon”, will include a discussion of water management and conservation practices, a look at water quality in rural Australia, and a discussion about the dangers of drinking water in remote areas.
CAGAWA says its aim is for people to “understand how important water conservation is for the health and well-being of their families and communities.”
It says the series aims to draw attention to the importance and relevance of conservation and to draw the attention of the public and policymakers to the issue.
CAA says it plans to produce a number of episodes over the coming months.
The series will be shown at the ABC’s ABC World News and World Affairs Unit in Melbourne and on ABC Television in Adelaide and Perth.
A video of the series will also be released at the end of April.
Topics: water-management, environmental-impact, science-and-technology, government-and -politics, australia First posted February 11, 2019 17:22:18