National Water Week (18-24 October 2021) makes a splash across Australia in October each year inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding of water-related issues.
To learn more about National Water Week, visit the Australian Water Association’s National Water Week page.
This year’s theme ‘Caring for water and Country’, aims to
recognise and deepen our understanding of the connection First Nations people have
had with water and land for over 65,000 years. By reflecting on how our First
Nations people protected and sustained our environment, and learning more about
the water we depend on, we become better placed to
ensure a resilient water future amongst the challenges of a changing climate.
Thank you to all the students who entered our National Water Week 2021 poster competition. Your entries were both creative and inspiring.
Congratulations to our winners:
Congratulations to our highly commended entrants:
See the winning posters below.
The National Water Week artwork titled “Our Waters” was produced with Spirit Creative by artist Dennis Golding whose connection to Country stems from the freshwater and saltwater regions of northern and north-west NSW.
The patterns flow through different water streams and continue the paths around the circular motifs that often reference meeting places and waterholes. The waters operate as a protector of these grounds to acknowledge First people’s connection to land and waters as they too care for Country now, and who have done so since time immemorial.
This artwork has been provided to us by the Australian National Water Association.