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A group of Roma students went on a water course today and it didn’t involve getting wet.

The Year 7 students from Roma State College participated in a water workshop where they explored the treatment, management and distribution of our water supply and its role in the gas industry.

The ‘Water 4 All’ workshop was delivered by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) with the support of Senex Energy and was designed to increase students’ understanding of the environmental management of this essential resource. The same workshop was delivered to students at St John’s College in May.

Roma State College principal, Regan Gant said the workshop was an opportunity for the students to experiment with different water management techniques.

“The practical experiments have given the students a good understanding of how water filtration works and how different elements impact on water quality,” said Mr Gant.

Senex Energy’s Community Relations Manager, Trevor Robertson, said the Senex team assisting with the workshop were impressed with the students’ skills and interest in the energy sector.

“Interaction with the students provided opportunities to discuss the diverse types of careers available from studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in water management,” said Mr Robertson.

“We’re proud to partner with the QMEA to deliver educational programs that get local students excited about studying STEM subjects.

“Hopefully today’s workshop has inspired Roma’s budding STEM enthusiasts to pursue careers in the broader gas industry and perhaps one day even with Senex Energy.”

QRC Director of Skills, Education and Diversity, Ms Katrina-Lee Jones said the workshop brought to life concepts the students had been studying in class.

“It is really important the students understand the technical aspects of water management, like filtration and purification, and how this is connected to the resources and energy sector,” said Ms Jones.

“This workshop is about demonstrating the importance of water as a recyclable resource and showcasing the many processes required to ensure that it is recycled efficiently and responsibly.”

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