education • research • advocacy
Drowning Prevention Auckland (formerly WaterSafe Auckland) is a lead agency for regional water safety coordination and education in the Auckland region. Our aim is to effect behaviour change, helping people to operate differently around water – developing risk-awareness, water consciousness and water competence – to keep themselves and others safer in, on and around water.
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Watersafe Auckland Inc. trading as Drowning Prevention Auckland is the acknowledged lead agency for regional water safety coordination and education in the Auckland region. Our vision is a water safe Auckland free from drowning.
Our mission is to prevent drowning through education.
Closing date: 18 January 2019
This scholarship is attached to a Water Safety New Zealand funded study that is focused on understanding how different factors contribute to drowning risk for different individuals and groups and aims to ensure the water safety sector can:
Our Water Safety Champion Awards, recognising organisations, community groups and individuals that have demonstrated commitment, initiative and leadership in the ‘championing’ of water safety education in the Auckland region. This could include delivering water safety education, creating or implementing solutions that address specific behaviours or problems, or raise awareness around a specific drowning issue.read more
There have been 10 preventable* drowning deaths in Auckland in the year to November 16, 2018, reports Water Safety New Zealand. In 2017 22 people died in preventable drowning incidents in Auckland, double that of the 2016 number. 68% of the drownings in Auckland are...read more
Water Safety Week 2018
November 9, 2018 – November 13, 2018
Drowning Prevention Auckland is designating a full week in November to a Water Safety Week to focus community and media attention on the drowning problem and drowning prevention.
Water Safety Week will provide a focus on our drowning prevention programmes, research and education. Our partner organisations will be there to assist in promoting drowning prevention education, resources and activities. The week will include demonstrations, activities, events, forums, fun games and the promotion of drowning prevention messages.
Please help us educate Aucklanders on water safety and help us bring down the preventable drowning rate.