Celebrate water

Barwon Water is urging the community to join it in celebrating National Water Week. 247787_01

Barwon Water is encouraging the community to join it in celebrating National Water Week this week.

Barwon Water managing director Tracey Slatter said she knew many people in the region were passionate about water and the role it played in the lives of every living thing.

“Being in the water industry, National Water Week is a very special week in our calendar,” she said.

“This year’s theme, Caring for water and Country, encourages us all to reflect on the relationship our First Nations people have with the environment, and how they cared for the lands and waterways we now live and work on over many thousands of years.

“By acknowledging and exploring this deep cultural connection, we further develop our understanding of how best to overcome the challenges and impacts of climate change in our region, while maintaining a focus on the health of our lands and waterways.”

Held in October each year, National Water Week is designed to highlight and celebrate the important role water plays in the lives of every living creature.

To celebrate the week, Barwon Water partnered with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, along with other Victorian water corporations and catchment management authorities to co-host an online event designed to help everyone “Explore your backyard”.

This week, live webinars, on-demand videos, fun experiments, book readings and a other resources and activities will help people explore their backyard, local park or waterway, and use water efficiently.

National Water Week runs until Sunday.