World Plumbing Day | When is it and what's on?

World Plumbing Day is an international event held on or around March 11 every year, initiated by the World Plumbing Council as a means of highlighting the important role plumbing plays in the health, safety and sustainability of our community.

It's a day marked by celebrations, competitions, seminars, and activities all around the world.  People from within and outside the plumbing fraternity come together to learn, share knowledge, build connections and find opportunities to collaborate to improve the quality of, and access to, fresh water and safe sanitation. In support of World Plumbing Day, a wide variety of events and activities take place to celebrate the major role plumbing plays everyday and the contribution plumbers make to our society. It is a day to reflect on the importance of high quality plumbing.

This year the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) in Brunswick is hosting its annual World Plumbing Day event on Friday 9 March.

This year the theme is ‘Participation, Practices, Products and Protection: The four pillars of plumbing’.  Shayne La Combre, Chair of the World Plumbing Council, will discuss the Four Pillars of Plumbing initiative being driven by the World Plumbing Council with presentations from further key industry stakeholders.

A Trade Expo will be held giving attendees the opportunity to view a range of interactive exhibits, showcasing the latest innovative technologies and new products on the market while enjoying a casual lunch.

Perhaps the most anticipated event of the day is the annual World Plumbing Day Plumbing day Skills Contest, where 3rd and 4th year apprentices go head to head  in either the plumbing or sprinkler fitting. There are six places available for sprinkler fitters and ten places available for plumbers.

The contest begins at 6:15 am and concludes with an Awards presentation at 2:30 pm, giving contestants the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of a live audience. The Apprentice Skills Contests is live-streamed into the Trade Expo, so attendees can watch the contestants progress as well as the presentations held afterwards.

Finalists of both contests will have the chance to be selected to go on to compete in the United Association International Apprentice Skills Contest held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

If you would like to attend, you can register for the event here.

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