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National Water Week – AWA Events

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Every third week of October, the Australian Water Association organises National Water Week and makes a splash across Australia, inspiring 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.

As the national coordinator for the week, the Australian Water Association encourages water industry organisations, schools and communities to create, take part in and promote National Water Week events, activities and educational resources. If you have any queries about National Water Week or you would like us to share your events or resources on this page, please feel free to contact us.

The #NWW2021 theme for 2021 is Caring for Water and Country and 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.

AWA is proud to partner with Spirit Creative to bring this year’s National Water Week theme to life. We particularly want to thank Spirit Creative’s artist Dennis Golding for producing the artwork “Our Waters”. The artwork is inspired from Dennis’ strong connection to Country, from the freshwater and saltwater regions of northern and north-west NSW. We will be providing the official National Water Week artwork for you to use in the coming weeks.

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