National Water Week 2020

Each year, National Water Week (19 – 25 October 2020) makes a splash across Australia inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding of water-related issues.

Illustrated image of National Water Week date and theme characters

Theme: Reimagining our water future

Access to clean water is hugely important to our daily lives, and it is down to all of us to protect our water environments and resources, and use water wisely. 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 is enough of it in the future?  How can we rethink our current water practices to help conserve valuable water resources?

Online Learning Festival

We’ve developed these new resources for National Water Week 2020.

Teachers: for more, check out our school resources or the Australian Water Association site.

Creativity shines for National Water Week 2020

Primary school students from across the region have showcased their creative talents for National Water Week (19 – 25 October).

In total, we received 109 entries from 15 local schools for the annual poster competition, focusing on this year’s theme “Reimagining our water future”.

Access to clean water is hugely important to our daily lives, and it is down to all of us to protect our water environments and resources, and use water wisely to ensure a clean and abundant supply into the future. It was great to see our youngest community members embrace this year’s topic, and produce amazing artwork depicting what they think our water future should look like.

Congratulations to the following students and schools. Each student will receive a prize pack valued at more than $100, and the five randomly chosen schools will each receive a $500 sustainability grant.

Well done to all entrants and in particular the winning students below.

NameYear LevelSchool
Sarah ASpecial NeedsNelson Park School

Olive F

Prep

Covenant College

Harriet T

Yr 1-2

St Therese Primary School

Rhyder Z

Yr 3-4

Herne Hill Primary School

Isabella D

Yr 5-6

Lara Lake Primary School

Schools awarded a $500 sustainability grant;

  • Torquay College
  • St Therese Primary School
  • South Geelong Primary School
  • Nazareth Catholic Primary School
  • Geelong East Primary School

To see all the winning entries please visit the National Water Week website.

Special needs category


Winner Sarah A
Nelson Park School

Runner up Grace F
Nelson Park School

Runner up Dylan W
Nelson Park School

Foundation (prep) category


Winner Olive F
Covenant College

Runner up Apsaran S
Herne Hill Primary School

Runner up Koa V
Herne Hill Primary School

Years 1/2 category


Winner Harriet T
St Therese Primary School


Runner up  Liliana W
Herne Hill Primary School


Runner up Sadie S
Torquay Coast Primary School

Years 3/4 category


Winner Rhyder Z
Herne Hill Primary School

Runner up Sienna F
Torquay Coast Primary School

Runner up Micah M
St Therese Primary School

Years 5/6 category


Winner Isabella D
Lara Lake Primary School

Runner up Kyla M
St Therese Primary School

Runner up Sebi R
South Geelong Primary School