WEN History

The Water Education Network (WEN) was created in September 2004 and is one of the Australian Water Association's key specialist networks. A full-time Education Project Manager was appointed in 2004 and supports the WEN through electronic newsletters, updates, network meetings, professional development opportunities and national projects.  

The WEN is open to anyone with an interest or involvement in water education. The network aims to link existing networks such as Waterwatch, Waterwise, SUCCESS (QLD), Vic Task Force (VIC) together. It broadens communication across the full range of educators including school education, tertiary education, vocational education/training, community education and industry education. Members of the WEN contribute and receive information on water education programs, initiatives and events nation-wide.

Since its inception there has been enormous interest and support for the WEN, with over 1500 members currently involved in the network. The aim of the WEN is to create networking and professional development opportunities and support for those involved and/or interested in water education. Sharing of resources and information is also encouraged. Additionally, through the WEN, the Australian Water Association aims to bring together educators to work on national projects.

For more information on the development of this network and how to get involved please email Geoff Gray – WEN Specialist Network Manager.