Saving water in the community including businesses and schools

Bird life on water in local reserve


Are you a local business looking to

  • Save water?
  • Dramatically improve water efficiency?
  • Discover best practice guidelines to reduce your water bills?
  • Measure your water use against other businesses?

You can check out:

Or do you need funds to create a large scale irrigation project or water conservation project? Find out more about funding environmental upgrades at Better Building Finance.


Community action: Connect with your local waterways by:

Community Funding

If you’re a volunteer/community group wanting to protect local rivers/creeks, Melbourne Water has guidelines on how you can be eligible for funding.

School Resources

  • Australian Water Association Online Learning Festival features live events, Storytime videos, mindfulness, STEM experiments and more.
  • Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP): Find leaks, save water and promote water education in your school.
  • Greater Western Water: classroom incursions, Do-It-Yourself presentations, curriculum resources and downloadable classroom worksheets. 
  • Water Watch: a community engagement program connecting you with river health, and water sustainability and management.
  • Melbourne Water: Browse learning resources by year level (Foundation-Year 10) and explore resources by curriculum area. Check out Melbourne Water’s feature programs and resources including; River Detectives, Frog census, Platypus census, Western Treatment Plant virtual tour and Drip Trip: the game.
  • Sustainability Victoria’s ResourceSmart water module has “how to” guides, water audit information and (Foundation-Year 6) curriculum links.
  • Brimbank Schools Sustainability Water Resources: Foundation - Year 2Year 3 - 4Year 5 - 6.
  • Brimbank Schools Sustainability Resources, The Story of Water (PPT 4.6MB)
  • My Smart Garden website to view webinars, find out how to make your own wicking beds and tips on how to make your garden thrive in the heat!
  • National Water Week is 16-22 October. 
Last updated: 31 January 2024 - 11:30am