27 November 2020

Hunter Water story project recognised for excellence in sustainability

Hunter Water was named a finalist in the 2020 Green Gown Awards for its collaboration with The University of Newcastle on the Awabakal and Worimi Hunter Water story project.

‘Where’s Our Water?’ was one of four finalists in the ‘benefitting society’ category, highlighting sustainability through care, reconciliation, creation and culture.

The education resource was developed in collaboration with local Aboriginal and education communities, aimed at helping educate young people about the value of water and the role we all play in conserving our precious resource.

Education Coordinator Kristy Ratcliffe said it’s fantastic to see the recognition this project has received beyond the water industry.

“We hope this project is a catalyst for further collaboration between industry and Aboriginal communities to works towards a sustainable water future.”
Kristy Ratcliffe, Hunter Water Education Coordinator

The Green Gown Awards are open to all tertiary education institutions in Australia and New Zealand and recognise projects and initiatives that demonstrate excellence in sustainability.

An exhibition of ‘Where’s Our Water’ is on display at the Lake Macquarie Museum of Art and Culture (MAC) in Booragul, NSW until Sunday 20 December. For more information, click here.

To learn about how the project came to life, click here.


This story was written by Aboriginal students from Newcastle High School to help share the value of our most precious resource with children in our community.