Innovative ways to be efficient with water

Jurisdiction: Australia

Innovative ideas about water efficiency. Climate change means that we will have more unpredictable weather. Some of Australia is in drought and some areas have plenty of water. That changes each year. Water efficiency was a focus around the millennium drought. We want new, innovative and untapped ideas on ways to be efficient with water use. These ideas could include how we use water, how we can save water, how we waste water, how everyone can make a difference in using water wisely, water rules and ideas on saving water for the future.

With population growth and climate change, the demand for water is increasing every day. How can we make use of what water we have in the most efficient way? We would like to generate new and innovative ideas to educate the community to be more water efficient. Is there a better way to educate and engage our youth and community to understand how much water we use, how we use it, how we can save it?

(The following does not form part of the challenge: Participants are invited to take a shortvideo/photos of themselves undertaking our challenges and post on Instagram #centralhighlandswater)

Our judging panel includes
Mr Anand Arivukkarasu, VP Product, Grin (Silicon Valley startup) and previously well-known Product & Growth Leader at Facebook from California USA

Central Highlands Water Govhack hub
www.chw.net.au/govhack - http://www.chw.net.au/govhack

Further Information
1. Australian Curriculum - https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/
2. Coliban Water - https://www.coliban.com.au/
3. Department of the Environment and Energy Australia - https://www.energy.gov.au/households/water-efficiency
4. Department Environment, Land, Water and Planning Victoria - https://www.water.vic.gov.au/
5. Digital metering program - https://www.yvw.com.au/help-advice/water-meters/digital-metering-joint-program
6. Government of Western Australia water efficiency - http://www.water.wa.gov.au/urban-water/water-recycling-efficiencies/water-efficiency
7. Hunter Water - https://www.hunterwater.com.au/
8. Melbourne Water - https://www.melbournewater.com.au/water
9. Power and Water NT - https://www.powerwater.com.au/
10. Queensland Urban Water Utilities - https://urbanutilities.com.au/
11. Schools Water Efficiency Program - https://www.myswep.com.au/
12. Smart Water Advice - https://www.smartwatermark.org/Victoria/
13. SA Water - https://www.sawater.com.au/
14. SEQ Water - https://www.seqwater.com.au/
15. South East Water- https://southeastwater.com.au
16. Sustainability Victoria - https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/You-and-your-home/Live-sustainably/Save-water
17. Sydney Water - https://www.sydneywater.com.au/
18. Water Corporation - https://www.watercorporation.com.au/
19. Water Group - https://www.watergroup.com.au/water-efficiency
20. Water in NSW - https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/water
21. Water Rating - https://www.waterrating.gov.au/
22. Western Water - https://www.westernwater.com.au/
23. WSAA - https://www.wsaa.asn.au/
24. Vic Water - https://vicwater.org.au/
25. Victoria State Government Planning - https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/

Eligibility: Australia Only

Entry: Challenge entry is avilable to all teams in Australia.

Dataset Highlight

Power and Water NT
https://www.powerwater.com.au/

Water Monitoring Information Portal
https://water-monitoring.information.qld.gov.au/

Melbourne Water
https://www.melbournewater.com.au/water

Bureau of Meteorology water data
https://data.gov.au/dataset/ds-dga-bca9550b-e747-400a-9f28-3757ac93b15d/details

Central Highlands Water Govhack hub
http://www.chw.net.au/govhack

Australian Curriculum
https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/

Coliban Water
https://www.coliban.com.au/

Department of the Environment and Energy Australia
https://www.energy.gov.au/households/water-efficiency

Department Environment Land Water and Planning Victoria
https://www.water.vic.gov.au/

Digital metering program
https://www.yvw.com.au/help-advice/water-meters/digital-metering-joint-program

Government of Western Australia water efficiency
http://www.water.wa.gov.au/urban-water/water-recycling-efficiencies/water-efficiency

Hunter Water
https://www.hunterwater.com.au/

Queensland Urban Water Utilities
https://urbanutilities.com.au/

Schools Water Efficiency Program
https://www.myswep.com.au/

Smart Water Advice
https://www.smartwatermark.org/Victoria/

SA Water
https://www.sawater.com.au/

SEQ Water
https://www.seqwater.com.au/

South East Water
https://southeastwater.com.au

Sustainability Victoria
https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/You-and-your-home/Live-sustainably/Save-water

Sydney Water
https://www.sydneywater.com.au/

Water Corporation
https://www.watercorporation.com.au/

Water Group
https://www.watergroup.com.au/water-efficiency

Water in NSW
https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/water

Water Rating
https://www.waterrating.gov.au/

Western Water
https://www.westernwater.com.au/

WSAA
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/

Vic Water
https://vicwater.org.au/

Victoria State Government Planning
https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/

Australian Government Geoscience Australia
http://maps.ga.gov.au/interactive-maps/#/theme/water

Bureau of Meteorology water information
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/dashboards/#/water-storages/summary/state

Bureau of Meteorology climate data
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/data/

DELWP Water monitoring
http://data.water.vic.gov.au/

Central Highlands Water water storages
https://www.chw.net.au/community/storage-reservoirs

Government of WesternAustralia Department of Water and Environmental Regulations data
http://www.water.wa.gov.au/maps-and-data/monitoring

Northern Territory Government water data portal
https://nt.gov.au/environment/water/water-information-systems/water-data-portal

All Water Data - Groundwater Construction
https://data.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/realtime-data-rivers-streams-dams-and-bores/resource/110ba17c-e63f-4975-aef8-1bb3a1ec9bd0

Victorian Councils Rates
https://www.viccouncils.asn.au/what-councils-do/council-funding/council-rates

Water connect - SA Realtime water data
https://www.waterconnect.sa.gov.au/Systems/RTWD/Pages/Default.aspx

Water NSW - Realtime
https://realtimedata.waternsw.com.au/

Water NSW - WATER MONITORING NETWORK
https://www.waternsw.com.au/supply/regional-nsw/water-monitoring

Melbourne Water
https://data-melbournewater.opendata.arcgis.com/

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