STUDENTS of Nausori Baptist Academy learned about the basics of water management and water testing during the International Water Day celebrations at Syria Park in Nausori yesterday.
Schoolteacher Malakai Rokoduru said students needed to learn how they could save water even though they lived in an area where water was in abundance.
"We acknowledge the fact that we have the privilege of water being freely provided to us," Mr Rokoduru said.
"With students going through all the information booths, they get a chance to learn that some places in the world do not have the same privileges that they have here in terms of water resources," he said.
He said there might come a time when global warming could affect such privileges and so it was important that those students learned about conserving water.
"They need to learn that there will be a shortage of water in the future and water management should be on the top of their heads," Mr Rokoduru said.
"There are a lot of water sources like rivers and streams in the country that are contaminated and so students must appreciate what they have and learn how to test water first," he said.
He said students also learned about various illnesses that could be caused from water contamination such as diarrhoea.
"We will surely look into creating more awareness on water management in our schools so that younger generation have a feel of what is happening to water sources around the globe."