National Water Week 2020

National Water Week (19 – 25 October 2020) inspires all of us to work together to build community awareness and understanding of the value and importance of water, now and into the future.

This year we are partnering with other water corporations across the state to present a fantastic collection of online events, printable resources and on-demand videos to make National Water Week 2020 a week of fun and interactive learning.

Highlights include:

  • Toilets and the 3PS – our very own Education Officer, Ann Forder will show you all the things people flush down toilets (some on purpose and some by accident!) and talk about the 3Ps pee, poo and (toilet) paper – the only things that should be flushed. You’ll also learn how toilet paper breaks down in our sewers differently to other things that are flushed….and learn about fatbergs too!
  • ‘Tapstar Saves Water’ by Eaton Gorge Theatre Company – a vibrant and energetic live performance with plenty of humour and a touch of silliness! Audiences will learn how to save water, why tap water is the best and what happens if the wrong things are put down the sink, in the toilet or down the drain.
  • Meet the Author: Meg Humphrys - Meg will talk about her award-winning book, When Water Lost Her Way, which features the water cycle. Learn how Meg combined her interests in art and science to create a fictional story about a fascinating scientific process.
  • Daily Water Experiments - Join ‘Wally the Water Scientist’ for daily water experiments that explore subjects such as the water cycle, how to measure rain, how water moves and more. Each experiment uses common items found in the home or classroom making it easy for kids to have a go themselves.
  • Wilam: A Birrarung Story – watch a live reading of this stunning picture book that explores the teeming wildlife that exists along Birrarung, Melbourne's Yarra River. It teaches us Woiwurrung language for the river and its inhabitants and asks us to reflect on the importance of the river, not only to animals but also to the humans who live in its vicinity.

Visit our dedicated National Water Week web page to learn more and find out how you can get involved.