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Water Week 2021

Each year, National Water Week (18 – 24 October 2021) makes a splash across Australia inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding of water-related issues.

2021 Theme: Caring for Water and Country

This year we'll celebrate and learn more about the vital and cultural role that water plays in our lives. The theme "Caring for Water and Country" recognises the importance water plays in our lives by deepening our understanding of Australian First Nations people's knowledge of protecting and sustaining our water and lands for over 65,000 years since the Dreamtime. 

It is a time to learn more about our country's 'salt water' and 'sweet water' and how we can create a better future by caring more now. It is every Australian's role to understand more about how we can care for our water and our beautiful country and to work together in our changing climate. So, how will you care for water and Country?

You will find a wide range of learning resources available here on the Australian Water Association website.

Primary School Poster Competition

Congratulations to our winning entries! First Prize recieves a $50 voucher, second gets a $30 voucher and third wins a $25 voucher.

Prize winners




  1. Matilda B | Tawonga PS
  2. Yash T | Wodonga PS

Years 1 & 2

  1. Olivia J | Cathedral College
  2. Hazel I | St Mary's PS
  3. Olivia W | St Mary's PS

Years 3 & 4

  1. Nina F | Tawonga PS
  2. Bethany F | Tawongs PS
  3. Rowan J | Tawonga PS

Years 5 & 6

  1. Semia M | St Francis of Assisi
  2. Lily C | St Francis of Assisi
  3. Bridget K | St Francis of Assisi

Special Needs

  1. Shalah M | Wangaratta District Specialist School
  2. Brandon A | Wangaratta District Specialist School
  3. Tamara L | Wangaratta District Specialist School

Lucky School Prize $200 voucher: Cathedral College

North East Water MD's Prize $50 voucher: Semia M | St Francis of Assisi

Winners gallery 

Online Learning Festival

Join Victorian water utilities to learn more about your backyard during National Water Week! This year's online learning theme is 'Explore Your Backyard'. There will be a very special guest featured, webinars, education packs, videos and lots more on offer. Click here to find the links to these events.







There are also stacks of great resources

available from our friends at Dirtgirlworld,

such as a watering can you can make from a plastic bottle!






Check out this clip about how different mulches can help your garden thrive while reducing the loss of water through evaporation.