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Go with the flow at water week

Coliban Water has teamed up with water organisations from around the state and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to provide a range of exciting online experiences for this year’s National Water Week.

Managing Director Damian Wells said Explore your Backyard is the theme of the week, which runs 18 to 24 October.

“We’re very excited to be part of this online learning festival which will celebrate and nurture our connection to Country and water.

“It will feature live webinars, on-demand workshops, tours, videos and resources, all designed to get everyone outside and using water efficiently in the garden,” Mr Wells said. 

“National Water Week will be launched at 4pm on Sunday 17 October by special guest, Costa the Garden Gnome from television series Dirtgirlworld. 

“I will co-host the launch event – we have a great program planned for people of all ages and gardening abilities." 

Details for the events will be posted on the Explore Your Backyard Facebook page at facebook.com/ExploreYourBackyard2021 and also at coliban.com.au/national-water-week

“We are proud to be collaborating with water organisations across Victoria - the team has created an exciting program of water-themed events.

“Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural online learning festival and uncertainty around restrictions, it made sense to bring back a bigger and better event this year.”

The festival focuses on water efficiency and exploring nature in your local area – whether that is a local waterway, vegie patch or a balcony garden. 

The activities and events have been designed to suit a range of ages, interests, topics and learning goals and can be accessed from the comfort of homes or classrooms.

“Most importantly, we hope participants have a bit of fun, learn something new and enjoy exploring their backyard,” Mr Wells said.


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