National Water Week
Every third week of October, National Water Week makes a splash across Australia, inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work
together to build awareness around the value of water. Access to clean water is hugely
important to every aspect of our lives, and we must do our best to protect
our water environments and resources, and use water wisely.
Theme for 2019: It's time to change the world
The theme for National Water Week 2019 has been confirmed as "It's time to change the world". This has been adapted from the World's Largest Lesson on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, a campaign to introduce the 17 sustainable development goals to young people all over the world and unite them to take action to meet these goals by 2030.
The UN's Sustainable Development Goal #6 challenges us to work towards a world where everyone will have access to safe and clean water. Water plays an important part in many of the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) too. Click on any of the boxes below to find out more about each SDG and the related targets.
Below you’ll find some colouring pages which you can download and print for use in the classroom or at home. This year we won’t be running a competition but we’d still love to see how you’ve coloured them in. If you share photos on social media be sure to tag Australian Water Association or use the hashtag #NationalWaterWeek
so that we can share them too.
Our 2018 competitions
Last year, the Australian Water Association held a colouring competition
for primary school students and a short film competition
for both primary and high school students. Below are our 2018 competition winners.
We had an overwhelming amount of colouring entries so we decided to award four winners. Each winner will receive a $100 gift voucher in January 2019.
| Grace, QLD
|| Abbey, Year 6, VIC
| Chloe, Year 4, VIC
|| Otis, Year 3, WA
Short film competition
Our two winners will each receive a $200 JB Hi Fi gift voucher in January 2019.
Hallidays Point Public School, Primary School Winner
Sumedh Joshi, High School Winner
Events around the country
Let us know what you're doing for National Water Week this year. We'll list it below so that your staff or the local community can get involved.