This year National Water Week will be held 21-27 October across Australia. It aims to encourage communities in protecting and conserving Australia's Most Precious Resource.

National Water Week was first held in 1993. The initiative is designed to help members of the community of all ages and walks of life to understand and take action to protect and conserve our precious water resources and habitats. During National Water Week Australians are encouraged to Protect, Conserve and Get Involved in water resource management.

Nowadays, Australia cannot sustain an ever-increasing use of water. We are reaching the limits of our available water resources. As a community we need to find solutions and be aware of the ways to manage our water resources today that will not threaten the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

We at John XXIII College will be promoting National Water Week which starts on the third Sunday of October each year. In 2012 National Water Week will be held from Sunday 21 to Saturday 27 October and will focus on the theme of "Valuing Our Water."

If can contribute some sustainable ideas or suggestions for the College please feel free to email me

Let's work together to make a noticeable improvement in the area of sustainability at John XXIII College.

Linda Kiernan
Sustainability Coordinator