Congratulations to Jamie T (10M) who recently won the Geography Department’s Catchment Detox Competition. 

Jamie achieved a score of 748,767 to win a movie voucher. Second prize with $10 canteen cash was D’Arcy R (10M) close behind on 731,749.  Catchment Detox is an online game based on a model developed by the CSIRO Division of Land and Water and e-water Co-operative Research Centre, where you’re in charge of the whole catchment. Players decide what activities to undertake – whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. 

The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population. Managing Australia’s waterways is a huge challenge with climate change, increased demand for water and environmental problems putting our rivers under stress. 

The Catchment Detox game gives an idea of just how difficult it is to manage a river catchment. Well done Jamie and D’Arcy.