Has your school got what it takes to do the Water Night Challenge?

We are asking all schools and students across the nation to participate in our water awareness initiative, Water Night, October 2021 – during National Water Week.

Unique consumer research

Our research titled ‘Australia’s Relationship with Water’ indicated that as many as 55% of Australians agree they are addicted to using their taps. 69% said they’d freak out if their taps stopped working yet only 42% consider tap water to be precious! Many of us use water mindlessly and underestimate how often we reach for the taps.

Eliminating Australia’s water literacy generation gap

This is even more evident among our nation’s youth who are significantly less water literate and significantly more likely to take tap water for granted. The water literacy gap between Baby Boomers and Gen Z generations is huge for a few reasons, not least that fewer parents are talking to their children about the value of water and water efficient behaviours as the years go on. We want to stop this trend.

Youth are the worst offenders and the best opportunity

Despite being the least water literate, Generation Z is also the most open and enthusiastic to learning and amending their water-using ways. Younger children are exposed to very little information about the household water cycle and water use so, involving them is incredibly important to us too. We believe taking part in Water Night will make a crucial difference to everyone.

What is Water Night?

The challenge is not to use taps, showers and running water for the night, making do with one bucket of water only. (Use of water for hand hygiene and religious reasons is exempt of course).

We are asking all Australian households to sign up to Water Night to practice ‘water mindfulness’ and being self-aware when reaching for the tap. We believe that if we all discover just how often we reach for our taps and how subconsciously we do it – you, your family, friends and colleagues and others just like you, will have a whole new perspective on how you use and save water now and in future.

How can your school participate?

We would love your schools support to print off the materials and include them in your lessons in the run up to the event. Parents and guardians registering for Water Night, will have an opportunity to acknowledge the school in their registration. This may be a great way to encourage competition between schools or specific classes. The school with the most registrations might have the chance to win prizes.

We have created a fabulous library of materials for students to access before and during the event. You can view all the items we have on offer below. You can download them all here too!

How can our students participate?

Water Night is about not using taps for one whole night. We think it will be quite difficult, so we need their help to remind their family and friends what to do during Water Night.

Do your staff and students have what it takes to do the Water Night Challenge?

Challenge yourself and your school to participate and prepare to be amazed. You’ll never look at the tap in the same way again!

So please download the tools, have fun with this at your school, get decorating your bucket, fill up those drink bottles and download our tap guardians.

Please help us to get families at your school to register at www.waternight.com.au.

Do you have any questions?

We can be contacted anytime at info@smartwatermark.info. Full FAQs, terms and conditions and event information can also be found at www.waternight.com.au

 
 
Drippy Droplet Tap Guardian 2 (pdf 90.6 KB)
Koala Kool Tap Guardian 2 (pdf 93.1 KB)
Koala Kool Tap Guardian (pdf 93.1 KB)
Drippy Droplet Tap Guardian (pdf 93.3 KB)
 
Water Facts (pdf 245.9 KB)
 
Colouring Sheet 1 (pdf 67.7 KB)
Colouring Sheet 3 (pdf 69.7 KB)
Colouring Sheet 2 (pdf 70.9 KB)
 
Water Saving Actions (pdf 305.0 KB)
 
Pledge Print (pdf 51.6 KB)
 
WN Home Factsheet (pdf 411.0 KB)
WN Work Factsheet (pdf 1.4 MB)
 
Brake Bracelet (pdf 151.4 KB)
 
Home Audit (pdf 85.5 KB)
School Audit (pdf 188.0 KB)
 
WN Water Story Books

Water Stories

This set of 4 water stories covers how water is important for life, the household water cycle including pre-treatment and the waste journey. These books can be purchased in bulk, for schools, from Smart Approved WaterMark. Contact us at info@smartwatermark.info.

Do your staff and students have what it takes to do the Water Night Challenge?

Challenge yourself and your school to participate and prepare to be amazed. You’ll never look at the tap in the same way again!

So please download the tools, have fun with this at your school, get decorating your bucket, fill up those drink bottles and download our tap guardians.

Please help us to get families at your school to register at www.waternight.com.au.

Do you have any questions?

We can be contacted anytime at info@smartwatermark.info. Full FAQs, terms and conditions and event information can also be found at www.waternight.com.au

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