National Water Week 2017

National Water Week 2017

National Water Week 2017

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.

The 2017 National Water Week theme is 'Water; the Heart of Our Culture'.

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.

Community Events in 2017


Community Information Stall

Come and celebrate Water Week (15 -21 October 2017) with our team:

  • Benalla - Thursday 19 October, 11am to 2pm

Primary School Poster Competition

Primary School students were asked to create a poster reflecting water related issues which are important and relevant to them and their local area.

Our regional winners are:


  1. Rowan Jones     Dederang Primary School
  2. Ally Dower        Eskdale Primary School
  3. Sofia Pickard     Glenrowan Primary School

Year 1 & 2

  1. Bridget Kerr      St. Francis of Assisi
  2. Abbey Peers      St Monica’s Primary School
  3. Lilly Lock           St Monica’s Primary School

Year 3 & 4

  1. Stephanie Walker     Dederang Primary School
  2. Imogen Duncan        Victory Lutheran College
  3. Emma Wilkinson       Victory Lutheran College

Year 5 & 6

  1. Abbey Quinlan      Victory Lutheran College
  2. Indya Rossato      Cathedral College Wangaratta
  3. Lily Cuskelly         St. Mary’s Myrtleford

Lucky School Draw winning a $200 voucher

St Joseph’s Primary School Benalla

State Competition

The winner of each section was then entered into the state competition. Congratulations to Bridget Kerr who was a runner-up in the Year 1 & 2 section winning $250 for herself and $150 for her school.

Here is her winning entry.


Bridget Kerr - State Runner Up - Year 1 & 2


For further enquiries contact North East Water

Diane Doyle P: (02) 6022 0580 E: education@newater.com.au