National Water Week 2016: Water - life - growth
What is National Water Week?
Each year, National Water Week makes a splash across Australia inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding around water issues and opportunities for growth and innovation. This year's National Water week’s theme is ‘Water - life - growth’ encouraging sound water practices and investment in all the water sources to ensure we don’t exhaust our current sources in potentially challenging times ahead.
National Water Week provides an opportunity to remind ourselves and teach others that water must be used wisely if there is to be enough to meet the needs of our future generations. While the week is dedicated to encouraging communities to take action to protect our vital water sources, it’s also a celebration of innovation and water achievements that have and will contribute to Australia’s sustainable future and economic prosperity.
Suez supporting National Water Week 2016
Suez are giving the Australian Water Association sponsorship to offer an Australian university a one year educational membership to mark National Water Week.
Why "water - life - growth"?
Water is something we use every single day for many parts of our lives. We use water to hydrate ourselves when we’re thirsty, to keep the plants alive in our gardens, to shower, brush our teeth and wash the dishes. But water plays an even bigger role in our daily lives than we might think. Water is vital to make sure the different industries we all rely on are supported sustainably, like agriculture to grow the food we eat. Water is fundamental to make sure our environment is healthy, and to make our cities and communities a happy place to live. If we want life and growth in the future, we need to make sure we use our water wisely today.
The Australian Water Association encourages everyone to get involved
The Australian Water Association is the national coordinator for National Water Week and works with their members, interested organisations, schools and communities to promote National Water Week events, activities and educational resources, and increase involvement across the country.
What have you got planned for National Water Week? If your organisation, school or local community is hosting a canoeing education event or perhaps an art competition for students, we want to hear about it! Tell us
what you’re up to and we’ll promote it here to encourage others to follow your lead.
Events happening around the country
- National Water Week Poster Competition for Primary School Students
WA Water Awards Dinner
- Celebrating achievements in the WA water industry
- Term 4 competition: Brag about National Water Week
Central Highlands Water
- Poster Competition for Primary School Students, Secondary College debate, Poster competition prize presentation, Tertiary student lab tour, and Primary student tree planting and waterwatch
Lower Murray Water
- National Water Week on Show for Primary School Students
- Information on activities happening in Victoria for National Water Week
Isaac Regional Council
- Moranbah Water Treatment Plant Open Day and Colouring-in Competition
- Schools Billboard Competition: National Water Week message goes up in lights
- Canoeing on the Canning: Professional Development Day
- Victorian Water Interest Day and Best Tap Water Competition
- Photography Exhibition, Water Stories at the Library, and Catchment to Tap Water Tour
- Staff gold coin donation Burger Lunch raising funds for The Water Project
Townsville City Council
- National Water Week Billboard Design Competition
- Water for Life poster art competition and naming ceremony of a park in South East Queensland water catchment area
New WAter Ways
- Water Industry Night
Conservation Volunteers Australia
- National Water Week activities at project sites in Western Sydney
Bundaberg Regional Council
- Photography competition for all ages
Cairns Regional Council
- Free community workshop to learn how to help your garden survive and thrive on less water
- National Water Week photo competition with a chance to win a camera
Resources to help you celebrate