National Water Week

Educating the local community about the importance of water and sustainable, efficient water use is a responsibility we take very seriously – and a vital step in protecting our water source for the future. It’s also why we celebrate National Water Week in October each year.

National Water Week is an opportunity for the whole of Australia to come together to take action to protect our finite water sources and to celebrate innovation and achievements in water that underpin our nation’s sustainability and economic prosperity.

National Water Week 2020

The theme for National Water Week this year is ‘Reimagining our Water Future’. With your help, Busselton Water is creating a children’s story book which follows Hydro and his friends on an adventure learning about climate change and how to save water. This will be a collaboration between Busselton Water, local schools which will illustrate the book and the local community who will design the cover art.   For information relating to how to become involved and supply your cover art creation please see below.

Hydro needs your help, to create the cover art of the book!

If you would like to design the cover art for the book, please use the template to create your art. Don’t have a printer? Templates are available at our office 1 Fairbairn Road, Busselton for collection.

Unsure where to start, here are some tips for your cover art:

  • Hydro and his friends to be featured (meet the characters);
  • the focus of the book is saving water;
  • use lots of colour and let your imagination do the rest

Completed your cover art?

Please drop your art at the admin office, 1 Fairbairn Road, Busselton or alternatively scan in at least 300dpi high resolution through to [email protected].

If you choose to email, please include your name and contact details so we are able to contact you if you win!

Entries close 12:00pm, 28th September 2020.


Voting will commence 30th September 2020 and run until 12:00pm 4th October 2020. You will be able to vote on our Facebook page and Hydro will also be making an appearance at Busselton Boulevard Shopping Centre from 11:00am – 2:00pm on the 2nd October so you will be able cast your vote in person and meet Hydro.


The winning cover art will receive a $100 Viva Books Voucher plus a $150 visa card and all other entries received will go into a draw to win a $100 Viva Books voucher.

The Book

The book will be published on our website and presented at various schools during National Water Week.

For Terms and Conditions click here.

National Water Week 2019

National Water Week ran from 21 to 27 October 2019 and Busselton Water celebrated with the community in three important ways.


Water conservation pilot program
We launched a water conservation pilot program with Busselton Senior High School giving Year 7 students access to detailed data about the school’s water use from a newly-installed water logger. Over the next year, students will complete a water audit, brainstorm water efficiency measures and implement strategies to save water across the school campus.

Name the Drop’ competition
Our waterwise educator – the blue water drop – was given a name by the local community! In the lead up to National Water Week Busselton locals had the opportunity to suggest names for the Busselton Water mascot. Close to 2,000 people suggested a name and/or voted for their favourite – with ‘Hydro’ announced during National Water Week.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – educating through art
Local schools were put to the challenge to showcase how, as a community, Busselton can ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Geographe Education Support Centre, Vasse Primary School and Georgiana Molloy Anglican School did a fantastic job showcasing the important of grey water use, reducing plastic waste from entering waterways, reducing water consumption around the home and in everyday life.