This year National Water Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of taking care of our catchments. A catchment is an area of land that drains to one point, usually a creek or river. All land in Australia is part of a catchment.
The ways in which we live and work in these catchments have an impact on the quality of water that drains into these waterways. Poor management practices on land can lead to deterioration in water quality. Poor water quality is damaging to the natural environment and increases the level of treatment that our water requires.