This week the world embarks on World Water Week, an international celebration and discussion over our global water. It is hosted and organised by SIWI, the Stockholm International Water Institute. During the week discussions will be had to concretely address the planet’s water issues and related concerns for international development.
We’re excited for the theme this year, “Water for Sustainable Growth”, as it is strongly linked to our Water Explorer values specifically Care & Commitment and Responsibility. Leaders and experts from every corner of the world will convene in Stockholm to “exchange views, experiences and shape joint solutions to global water challenges”. There will be award ceremonies and world wide support is anticipated, through water based activities, events and bucket loads of social media attention.
Enter Water Explorers! To show our support we are running a competition and we need the water explorer team fully on board. Every day this week, Monday-Friday, we will post a question on Twitter and Facebook. For your chance to win a slow motion camera, send your answers to [email protected]. Full competition terms and conditions can be found at the below link: https://www.globalactionplan.org.uk/world-water-week-competition.
Another way to be part of the water debate and show your support for World Water Day on Tuesday 22 March 2016 is through WaterAids campaign ‘#Blue4Water’. To take part, find your own unique way to go blue whether it's dressing in blue, painting yourself blue, or singing the blues. See the top seven ways to go blue >. Share your pictures with us on [email protected] or on twitter using the hashtag #Blue4Water’ and why not let us know too by tagging @WaterExplorers. Happy snapping!
Completing Challenges will help you climb the Water Explorer leaderboard. In addition, your project work can be used to support CREST and Eco-Schools Awards.
CREST Award (British Science Association)
Each year, over 32,000 CREST Awards are undertaken by 11-to-19-year-olds, giving them opportunities to explore real-world science, technology, engineering and maths projects in an exciting way.
Use Water Explorer Challenges as a basis for a CREST Bronze Award. To get the Award, you’ll need to spend at least 10 hours on your project. Find out more about CREST Bronze Award here.
Tackle Water Explorer Challenges and gather evidence to apply for an Eco-Schools Award. Challenges address several Eco-School topics including Water, Waste, Biodiversity and Global Citizenship. Take the plunge and go for your Green Flag Award! Find out more about Eco-Schools England here.
Contact the Water Explorer team through [email protected] with any questions on how Water Explorer can help you achieve sustainability success.
Global Action Plan UK (GAP UK) is an environmental behaviour change charity that has been helping people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles for over 20 years. GAP UK works with schools, communities and businesses to develop and deliver programmes that change behaviours.
GAP UK led the design of the global WaterExplorer programme and is coordinating its delivery across the 11 countries. You can find out more about us at www.globalactionplan.org.uk