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Joburg City Parks will be joining Alexandra and Soweto learners in hands-on activities aimed at promoting savvy water use during national Water Week.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) will be involved in two events during this year's national Water Week, in which learners from schools in Alexandra and Soweto will be given a hands-on introduction to issues around water conservation.

National Water Week runs from Monday, 16 March through to World Water Day on Sunday, 22 March, and seeks to raise awareness of the importance of managing and conserving the country's freshwater resources.

To mark the week, JCPZ will join other stakeholders in an outdoor educational workshop with 300 grade 8 learners from the Kwabhekilanga and East Bank High schools in Alexandra.

The interactive event will take place at Jukskei Park on Thursday, 19 March, and involve a number of fun activities aimed at raising awareness of practical, everyday issues related to water consumption and conservation.

And on the following Tuesday, 24 March, JCPZ will join Rand Water and a group of learners from Orando, Soweto in cleaning up a section of the Klip River in the vicinity of Orlando West Park, and in using a section of unused space bordering the park to create a self-sustainable food garden.

In both cases, the activities will aim to encourage the children to stop littering by making them aware of how much litter ends up in our water systems, affecting the health of aquatic plants and animals and costing the government a lot of money to clean.