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  • National Water Week – 18-24 October 2015 

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    What is National Water Week? 

    did you know?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. 


    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.


    The theme for National Water Week 2015 is Innovation

    Have you ever wanted to invent something? Why not a water saving machine or a new way to recycle our water? 

    Water innovation in Australia is important because we have a growing population and a climate that is always changing. You will often hear on the news about floods and droughts happening in Australia at the same time.

    We need to make sure we can capture and manage the water in the wet times so that we have plenty of clean water when it’s dry. We also need to be educated and make sustainable decisions about how we use water.

    After all, everyone needs water, every day. 

    Did you know that the dual flush toilet was developed by an Australian innovator? The dual flush toilet saves in excess of 32000 litres of water per household per year.

    Are you organising an activity for National Water Week 2015? To have your National Water Week 2015 event listed on this page please contact

    To help your event look the part please download the National Water Week Poster and Logo




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    For Australia to continue to be leaders of water innovation the Australian Water Association has an Industry Innovation Programme - read more about it here.

    Find out about your local National Water Week activities  

    Quality Suites Pioneer Sands

    19-21 Carters Lane

    Towradgi NSW 2518

      Food, drinks, guest speakers, art installations celebrating Sydney's drinking water catchments
    Please call Dan Robins on 0406 049 871 for more information.
      23 October from 9am

    Penrith Council   Penrith Environmental Photo Competition: “Our Water Our Future”  
    3 categories – Open (over 18), Youth (12-18 years), Kids (under 12)

    Prizes: over $1,300 in prizes in the three categories 

      Competition closes on 26 October 2015
    South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL)   Canoeing on the Canning   23 October 2015
    Seqwater   Bright ideas for water art competition
    (competition is only open to schools that are geographically located within South
    East Queensland catchment areas)
      Competition closes on 18 September 2015

    Past National Water Week themes 

    2014 – Water Sources: There are more than you think!

    2013 – Liveable communities

    2012 – Valuing our water

    2011 – Healthy Catchments, Healthy Communities

    2010 – Many sources, many uses, everyone's responsibilities

    2009 – Securing our Water Future

    2008 – Clean Water Essential for Life

    2007 – Water for Life

    2006 – Water for Life

    2005 – Water for Life

    2004 – H2O in 2020