Posts tagged as: water saving

Winners of the International 2013 savewater!® Photographic Competition

This year the savewater!® Photographic Competition has seen the most entries ever – over 3,700 entries from more than 90 countries around the world. These entries show that valuing water is something that crosses the boundaries of nations, tribes and languages – photography has been a great way to capture that.

Melbourne moves to Permanent Water Use Rules

Garden WateringMelbourne and many parts of Victoria have now moved to Permanent Water Use Rules across the State. It is hard to get good talent these days but we do have a simple video that makes the rules easy to understand, and a nice shot of a fountain.

Winners are grinners

Awards trophiesThis year marked a decade of celebrating excellence in water-efficiency with the winners of the national 2012 savewater! awards® being announced at a gala ceremony during October. From a meat processing facility in country NSW to a young back to back photographic superstar from Victoria – this year’s winners

Queenslander wins Gold in the pool

Several years ago swimming pools were seen as a liability in times of water shortage, but today pool builders are adopting innovation to create sustainable swimming havens. Last weekend I was fortunate enough to attend the Queensland Swimming Pool and Spa Association‘s (SPASA) Awards for Excellence Gala Ceremony to present the awards for the Sustainable Pools category.

Save the environment, win $1,000

Save the environment, win $1,000Are you saving the planet in the face of rising population and increased cost of living? Do you care about the environment and our water supply despite abundant rainfall and overflowing dams? Tell us how you are using water efficiently and you could win $1,000 in the savewater! Awards Australian Achiever category.

Your chance to win $1,000 for your sporting club or community group

Your chance to win $1,000 for your local community group  We love communities. And we love what holds them together: Community Groups and sporting clubs. We especially love community groups when they help to save the planet, no matter what their purpose is. Community groups like this should be recognised for their hard work and dedication. That’s why we’re giving a deserving community group $1,000 and international recognition in the 2012 savewater! awards®. We’d love for it to be your community’s year.

What does horse racing have to do with saving water?

So You Think crosses the lineWith the Melbourne Cup Carnival in full swing, the race that stops the nation only a day away, AND the savewater! awards® just over a week away, there are sure to be some photo finishes to get excited about.

Got Milk? Saving water?

milk poured into glassPhil Smith has done an incredible job of reducing Murray Goulburn Cobram plant’s water use by over 25%.  Murray Goulburn is the largest milk processor in Australia, responsible for converting 35% of the country’s milk supply into dairy products.

How to Keep Our Catchments Healthy

Polluted waterwayDid you know that 85% of assessed river reaches are classified as significantly modified in terms of environmental features and will continue to deteriorate, according to the Australian Catchment, River and Estuary Assessment? In line with this year’s National Water Week Theme healthy catchments, healthy communities, we have put together some handy tips to make sure that you are doing your bit to keep our waterways healthy:

Spring Your Garden to Life

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get down and dirty in the garden. There is no better time than the start of Spring to give your garden a much needed make over. Just as you want to get your beach bod and a fresh hair cut for the summer months – your garden needs some love as well. Here are some great tips and a detailed video of how to not only revamp your garden but ensure it is water efficient for the future as well.   The makeover starts now!