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 2019
This year, 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.