Waterwise events

Each year, we host events to bring together our waterwise participants in aquatic centres, businesses, councils, commercial offices and land developments for the opportunity to network with peers and hear about the latest innovation and initiatives in sustainable water management, and recognise their outstanding efforts in delivering water sensitive outcomes.

Waterwise Forum 2018

This year's Waterwise Forum was a huge success with a panel discussion led by our CEO Sue Murphy. The panel included special guests Mike Rowe and Susan Worley from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Anthony Kannis from Metronet and Sandra Brewer from Property Council of Australia and Ashley Vincent from Water Corporation discussing “Building a Waterwise Perth Together”. Following the panel the forum split into two streams to focus on council/developments/aquatic centres and businesses/auditors and we heard interesting presentations from key industry stakeholders supporting our goal to become a Waterwise City.

View the presentations from the event


Waterwise forum audience

Waterwise forum panel

Waterwise forum guests

2018 Waterwise Business Recognition Event

A huge congratulations to our 2018 Waterwise Business Recognition winners for their ongoing efforts to save water!

Waterwise Business Program

This program enables us to work closely and collaboratively with large business customers to support their ongoing efforts to reduce scheme water use.

It is mandatory for businesses using more than 20 million litres of scheme water per year and allows us to support these businesses in sustainable water management.

Learn more about our top Top Waterwise Businesses and their water efficiency initiatives.

The centre is a multi-purpose sports complex consisting of a football oval, hockey field, recreation centre, tennis courts, swimming pool, playground and bowling club. Among many other water efficiency initiatives, Carnamah Recreation Centre reduced reliance on scheme water for irrigation and replaced grassed tennis courts and bowling greens with synthetic turf, to deliver significant water savings

Waterwise Council Program

The Waterwise Council Program, delivered in partnership with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, supports councils to adopt water sensitive principles in their operations and within their community. The recognition scheme recognises the vital role councils play in delivering water sensitive outcomes for WA and supporting ongoing demand management activities.

Our 13 Gold Waterwise Councils have rolled out a range of fantastic initiatives, find out more about  the winners and their exciting projects.

The City has shown innovation and leadership in embedding waterwise principles into its operations, and a whole of water cycle approach to sustainable water management. The City of Subiaco has been an active supporter of the work to make Perth a more Water Sensitive City through its community engagement and education initiatives, focus on biodiversity, urban environmental management, greening infrastructure and water sensitive urban design.

Waterwise Office Program

We've partnered with the Property Council of Australia and City of Perth to deliver the Waterwise Office Program to drive water use improvements in large commercial office buildings, one of highest non-residential consumers of scheme water, through recognition of best practice water management. Read all about our top Waterwise Office winners.

Among many other water saving measures implemented within GDI Property Group's Mill Green Complex, highlights include a 4.5 star NABERS rating, cooling tower and retail shops sub-metering, tenant education and waterwise landscaping. The site has experienced a trending decline in water use as a result of a comprehensive water management plan and focus on sustainability across water, energy and waste outputs.

Waterwise Development Program

A partnership between Water Corporation and the Urban Development Institute of Australia EnviroDevelopment Program, the Waterwise Development Program recognises the importance of designing liveable homes and communities.

We are pleased to welcome 2 new Waterwise Developments to our program:

  • Shoreline (North Coogee) - LandCorp
  • Rockingham Industry Zone (RIZ) - LandCorp