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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About Us

Our Vision

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.

Latest News

How to stay water safe this summer

Drowning Prevention Auckland, the lead agency for water safety coordination and education in the Auckland region, wants to share its four main messages to remember this summer.

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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:

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Water Safety Week 2019

November 24, 2019 – November 30, 2019

Everyday Hero Campaign

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.