Today, while drought has lifted across much of Australia, many regions still suffer from ‘green drought’ – where grass is visible but there’s no growth underneath – and water-shortages are still an issue, and the effects of past drought still ongoing.
In 2021, we’re focused on supporting our farming and rural communities and encouraging Aussies to prioritise water security to help safeguard our Australian farmers against future drought.
To provide farmers with resources to help give them water security into the future, Finish in partnership with Rural Aid and supported by Coles, will be delivering water tanks to Australian Farmers in need1, to help ensure that any rain that falls now will be captured for future use to help our farmers become more drought resilient.
Australia is the driest inhabited continent on the planet and the third largest consumer of water. Hear from Adam Ferguson (National Geographic Photographer), who explores where our water goes and what we can do to prevent it from running out.
Did you know that a dishwasher uses 10% of the water used hand washing dishes in the sink.* Simple acts, such as stopping pre-rinsing before placing your dishes in the dishwasher, can help conserve water.
*Stamminger, EU 2007, Based on 4.5 star 12 place setting dishwasher https://www.waterrating.gov.au/, Aug 2019
Australia Water Facts
As earth's driest inhabited continent, with one of the most variable rainfalls in the world, Australia needs to be mindful of its water supply. However, Australia is the world's third largest consumer of fresh water, using an average of 100,000 liters per person per year.
At every level, from federal government through to individual households, more effective water management is crucial if Australia is to avoid increased water stress on its cities, towns, and many isolated rural communities.
This content was created by and appears on NationalGeographic.com as part of the 'Where Our Water Goes' Brand Partnership with Finish
6 Ways to Save Water
Knowing where we waste water can inspire us to take positive action. There are many things that each and every one of us can do to reduce our water consumption and the actions we take as individuals can make a big difference. Collectively we need to reduce our water consumption to reduce the threat of severe water stress.
This content was created by and appears on NationalGeographic.com as part of the ‘Where Our Water Goes’ Brand Partnership with Finish.