Want to make a real difference for the Murray-Darling Basin? Learn skills and connect with people? Be inspired, empowered and energised?
Then come along to the Water Week Summit – a three day weekend of training and citizen advocacy at Parliament House in Canberra from 14-16 October.
At the Water Week Summit you'll get skilled up, fired up and ready to go. You'll go home feeling:
At Water Week Summit 2017, you'll learn all about story, strategy, policy and action, then get ready to have persuasive conversations with your elected representatives.
We’ll give you guidance on how to meet with politicians.
Then we'll follow up to reconnect, strategise and join local voices from the river into something bigger.
After training, together we'll meet with Senators and present our joint petition (nearly 20,000 signatures and counting!) to Malcolm Turnbull and the state and federal Water Ministers.
We'll hear from insightful community leaders on how local people can help the Murray-Darling Basin to thrive and meet people who care from right across the Basin as they bring the voices of their communities to Canberra.
A mixture of whole-group plenary sessions, smaller hands-on workshops and local action planning.
You'll learn a heap of practical skills like how to:
Your ticket includes training, materials and meals (lunch and morning/afternoon tea).
The Water Week Summit is a three day immersive experience, starting on Saturday morning and finishing on Monday afternoon.
Basic tickets cost $65, or just $55 if you get an Early Bird ticket (available now).
This covers two full days of training as well as lunches and morning and afternoon tea. It also covers staff support on Monday, when we'll head into Parliament House to meet with politicians and attend Question Time.
The ticket cost does not include accommodation, breakfasts or dinners while in Canberra. We'll encourage you to go out for a meal with your newly-formed lobby group on Saturday night and Monday at lunchtime.
Group accommodation at the Canberra YHA (including breakfast) is available from $39 per night. If you would like us to help you arrange transport and/or accommodation in Canberra, please get in touch.
Can't afford the trip to Canberra?
Scholarships are available for Indigenous applicants who are strongly encouraged to apply.
We also offer a limited number of discounted places for people who couldn't otherwise afford to attend.
Please get in touch if you would like to apply for a discounted ticket or a travel scholarship.