National Water Week

National Water Week

Every third week of October, the Australian Water Association organises National Water Week and makes a splash across Australia. The week aims to inspire individuals, communities and organisations to build awareness around the value of water. Access to clean water is hugely important to our daily lives, and it’s down to all of us to protect our water environments and resources and use water wisely.

The theme for 2020 is ‘Reimagining our Water Future’. As our population grows, this will put more stress on our water resources, so how can we reimagine the way we use and reuse water to ensure there’s enough of it in the future? How can we rethink our current water practices to help conserve valuable water resources? What can we do as individuals and as communities to inspire a more sustainable water future?

Acting CEO of the AWA, Kirsty Blades, said it was down to all Australians to protect the water environments and resources, and to use water wisely.

“While it may not always be top of mind, particularly when we see rain, rising dam levels and easing water restrictions, we must always be conscious of how we are using water on a day to day basis.

“Do we want our water future to be stressed, or do we want to take action every day to ensure that our water future is a brighter one, where clean water and sanitation is available to all Australians and we are actively securing a resilient water future?”