Sustainability Education

We are committed to embedding a sustainable culture within our organisation. This is done through environmental training for all staff and contractors, bimonthly sustainability forums, frequent sustainability articles via internal publications, sustainable procurement and relevant sustainability-related presentations.  

It is just as important for us to provide the right messages to the community. We do this in various ways such as providing site tours, publishing information, providing educational displays and school education programs

Check out the range of educational programs we can offer to promote our sustainability programs: 

  • School and community group tours of the Cotter Dam Discovery Trail and to our water and wastewater treatment plants. 
  • Public campaigns to inform the community about targeted programs (such as the importance of sustainable water use) through local radio, online promotion, advertising, published articles and leaflets. 
  • Information and educational displays at events across the ACT, including the Royal Canberra Show, ACT Business Sustainability Expo, World Wetland Day, World Environment Day publication releases and Science in ACTion. 
  • Public open days for the community to learn about our projects.  
  • Support for professional development (particularly tertiary education across the region) by providing a perpetual endowment for PhD research relating to water sustainability at the Australian National University. As well as supporting school learning on topics related to water and wastewater. 
  • Provide engaging online education materials, activities and resources for local teachers. Producing materials tailored to learning requirements in keeping with the Australian curriculum. 
  • Provide support for Cooma Snowy Monaro Waterwatch program to deliver education about water quality protection to the upper Murrumbidgee catchment with community and regional students.