National Water Week 2021

18-24 October

Caring for Water and Country

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We are proud participants of National Water Week, an annual national event organised by the Australian Water Association inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to build awareness around the value of water.

National Water Week is a time to raise awareness and understanding of the significance of water. This year's theme is 'Caring for Water and Country'. It celebrates the vital and cultural role that water plays in our lives. Recognising the importance our waterways play in our lives, Caring for Water and Country aims to deepen our understanding of Australian First Nations people’s knowledge of protecting and sustaining our water and lands for over 65,000 years.

How can I get involved?

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Improve your water mindfulness

Be part of Water Night and join a nationwide challenge to do without taps, showers and running water from 12pm to 12am on Thursday, 21 October during National Water Week.

Tap water is precious. But research has shown Australians reach for their taps an average of nine times a day, often without thinking!

The goal of this challenge will be to be self-aware and think about how many times you reach for your taps in one evening. We can all do our part to ensure the sustainability of our water sources.

Learn more or register

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National Water Week poster competition

To celebrate National Water Week the Australian Water Association is calling for primary students from all over Australia to enter the annual poster competition under the theme of ‘Caring for Water and Country'.

Students are encouraged to create a poster reflecting what caring for water and country looks like to them.

Be sure to get your entry in before midnight AEDT, Thursday 11 November 2021 to be in the running to win a Nylex prize pack to the value of $150 for each winning student and a prize pack to the value of $350 for your school.

Learn more

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Talking Water - Kwatje Ngkema

In conjunction with National Water Week, Alice Springs residents interested in "talking water" and providing feedback on the Northern Territory Government's Strategic Directions Paper can come down to the Todd Mall Night Market on Thursday, 21 October.

A Power and Water team will be joining representatives from other government agencies to talk about Central Australia's water future and work together to look after our shared, precious resource.