Our community partners play an important role in helping us protect and improve local rivers and creeks. We support a broad range of educational, environmental and community activities including:
Find out how to apply to Melbourne Water to sponsor your event or activity on the sponsoring your activities page.
Dolphin Research Institute
We support the Dolphin Research Institute and their 'i sea, i care' initiative, a marine education program increasing community awareness of how the river health impacts on the marine life in Port Phillip and Western Port bays.
Yarra Riverkeeper Association
The Yarra Riverkeeper Association is a community-based organisation striving for protection and care of the Yarra River and its tributaries. The association’s boat patrols the Yarra reporting incidents of environmental damage and pollution to the relevant authorities. They host educational talks, tours and events to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage people to enjoy, value and protect the Yarra River.
Kids Teaching Kids
Kids Teaching Kids is an education model that uses local environmental issues as a theme for learning. Kids Teaching Kids starts in the classroom and extends into the community through the Kids Teaching Kids Learning Model and Program. The Conference will engage the younger generation in whole of catchment issues and will bring students from a number of locations together to share stories about their environments at the Conference.
Greening Australia has partnered with Melbourne Water to lead secondary schools through an integrated Biodiversity and Water education program based around Melbourne Waters’ Edithvale Seaford Wetland Discovery Centre and at local community sites and schools. The program will engage schools in biodiversity education and waterway health through native plant vegetation involving local indigenous and Friends groups to achieve these outcomes.