National Water Week 2017
Water - the Heart of our
What’s National Water Week?
Each October, National Water Week makes a splash right
across Australia, inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work
together to build community awareness and understanding around water related
topics and challenges.
National Water Week provides an opportunity to
remind ourselves and teach others that access to clean water is hugely
important to every aspect of our lives, and we must do our utmost to protect
our water environments and resources, use water wisely and respect its
importance in our societies.
National Water Week story
What’s happening in 2017?
This year's National Water Week theme is ‘Water – the Heart of our Culture’. This
theme encourages young people to explore how water shapes our everyday lives through recreational activities, the natural world and our community values.
National Water Week 2017 is a call to action, challenging
us all to make changes to our day-to-day lives to protect this essential
resource which shapes almost everything we do. It also gives us a huge opportunity to start
conversations and encourage people to learn more about the technologies and the
people that keep our taps running and ensure Australia has a
sustainable water future to support our economy and our communities.
Below are some events taking place during National Water Week.
, Smart WaterMark - 15 October to 14 November
Imagine the Yarra Community Events
, Melbourne Water - 14, 15, 21, 22 October
Water Stories at the Library & Catchment to Tap Water Tour
, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council - 16-19 October
Let's Thrive Roadshow
, Tamworth Regional Council - 15-21 October
Lake Burley Griffin Water Week Challenge Cup
, AROC Sport & Australian Government - 15 October
Australia's Best Tasting Tap Water Competition
, WIOA - 18 October
Lennox Head Wastewater Treatment Plant Open Day
, Ballina Water - 18 October
, Penrith City Council - entries close 18 October
Community Information Stall & Poster Competition
, North East Water - 19 October
WA Water Awards
, Australian Water Association - 20 October
Wetland Walk and Talk in Darebin
, Merri Creek Management Committee - 21 October
, South East Water - winners announced during National Water Week
Amateur Photo Competition
, City of Cockburn - entries close 6 October, winners announced during National Water Week
'Can't Flush This' Poster Competition
, TasWater - winners announced during National Water Week
, Shoalhaven Water - entries close 13 October
, Central Highlands Water
, Gippsland Water
, Lower Murray Water
How do I get involved?
In the run up to National Water Week, we will share
resources, ideas and stories on this webpage (so be sure to scroll all the way down the page!), our social media platforms and in
our member news channels to inspire you to create your own National Water Week
activity under the theme of ‘Water – the
Heart of our Culture’.
It’s your week so you can shape your own unique
event to engage your school, college, workplace, community, family or friends
in the water issues that matter to you.
What have you got planned for National Water
Week? Tell us what you’re up to and
we’ll promote it to encourage others to follow your lead.
Promote your event
Add your logo to the posters below and use them to promote your National Water Week activity or event to your local community.