Each year, a National Water Week theme is selected to engage and inspire the community, bringing water to the forefront of our minds as we focus on all involved with this precious resource.



United by Water

The 2023 National Water Week theme is United by Water, homologous to the Ozwater’23 theme. It celebrates water's vital role in connecting us all. Water touches every aspect of development. It drives economic growth, supports healthy ecosystems, and is essential and fundamental for life. Our collaborations in water management continue to guide us in this integral space.

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Our Water Stories

In 2022, we invited the community to share their Water Stories.

Water covers three-quarters of our planet and makes up two-thirds of our bodies. We thirst for it and bathe in it. We use it for survival, industry, and cultural access: it's an essential resource wherever you live. 

Our Water Stories is a perfect follow-up from the 2022 Ozwater theme, 'Our Water Journey' and AWA's 60-year celebration.  

We invited the community to explore their own stories and imagination through past, present, and future lenses.  



2021 Theme

Caring for water and Country

Caring for water and Country celebrated the vital and cultural role that water plays in our lives.    

Caring for water and Country provided the opportunity to deepen our understanding of Australian First Nations' knowledge that protected and sustained our water and lands for over 65,000 years.     

We proudly engaged Spirit Creative’s artist Dennis Golding, who produced the “Our Waters” artwork inspired by his strong connection to Country, from the freshwater and saltwater regions of northern and north-west NSW.  

More about National Water Week 2021