The Australian Water Association (AWA) has partnered with Arup to understand Australian perspectives across the country and inform the water sector on what matters most.
The AWA has developed The Future of Water – The Australian Context survey which aims to develop a national perspective on the emerging challenges, trends and opportunities we, as communities, are facing with regards our water sources and use.
Corinne Cheeseman, AWA chief executive said water is Australia’s greatest natural resource – extreme weather, increasing populations and growing competition for water resources means that the sustainable management of our water is now more important than ever.
“We know that how people and communities value and connect with water is varied, and the future of our sector depends on us being able to balance competing needs and solve complex challenges in a way that supports cohesive, equitable and inclusive engagement with communities,” said Cheeseman.
“The Future of Water survey aims to provide insights into this national perspective and allow us to compare and contrast views across geographies, cultural backgrounds, industries and demographics. It will capture people’s connection to water; their concerns, their thoughts on the opportunities, and who they think is best placed to lead the response.”
The survey will take about 15-30 minutes to complete and can be found here. The survey closes on 2 June 2022. For every response received to the survey AWA will donate $1 to WaterAid Australia (up to $3000).