National Water Week is celebrated during October each year across Australia. To celebrate National Water Week, we organise free events, competitions and activities for school students and members of the community. Water Week celebrations help raise awareness of the need to value and conserve water as a precious resource that brings life and prosperity to our region.

In 2023 we celebrated National Water Week with school and community events. The community was also invited to join Goulburn Valley Water staff for a tour of three water treatment plants - at Mansfield, Seymour and Kyabram. There was also a tour of the Shepparton Wastewater Management Facility by students from Ace College Shepparton and Merrigum Primary School students were the first to visit the recently launched Dunyak Moira fishing lagoons.

Silly Scarecrow & Every Drop Counts Competition

Two competitions were conducted in schools in the lead up to National Water Week, involving 6058 students from 45 pre schools and primary schools. A Silly Scarecrow Competition saw kindergarten and pre-school children decorate their creations in water related poses.

Tatura Children's Centre was the winner of the Scarecrow Competition, with their scarecrow named Kevin (pictured below).

Primary students decorated wooden door hangers in our chosen sub-theme, 'Every Drop Counts', encouraging them to proactively look towards the potential drier conditions and promoting water conservation.

Mahdia from Sirius College Shepparton won the Prep-Year 1/2 competition, while Maddison from Numurkah Primary School won the Year 3/4 title and Kauser from Sirius College was the Year 5/6 winner.