EarthEcho International celebrated the kick-off of our annual EarthEcho Water Challenge on March 22nd to coincide with the United Nations World Water Day. EarthEcho’s Water Challenge partners and Water Challenge Ambassadors across the world connected with their local water resources through water quality testing, conservation activities, and community education events.
This year EarthEcho International worked with partners across Spain to create a day of exploration, learning, and celebration of “Solving Water.” On Monday, March 21, Philippe Cousteau joined 180 students at three local schools for assemblies focused on protecting and managing water resources in Catalonia. During these assemblies students learned more about Philippe Cousteau’s work around the world to elevate the voices of youth who are restoring our ocean planet. Afterward students presented water protection project plans as part of their participation in the EarthEcho Water Challenge.
On Tuesday, March 22, EarthEcho’s Philippe Cousteau, Guardiola Sala Foundation’s Pep Guardiola, Xylem and the Water Challenge Catalonia Ambassadors hosted an event for local schools at the CosmoCaixa science museum in Barcelona, Spain. Reaching 140 students from local schools participated in unique activities that connect to the health of local water resources, including water quality testing, sustainability demonstrations and local water conservation education.
Water Monitoring Event in Italy
On Thursday, March 24, 2022 the World Water Day festivities continued in Sardinia Italy, as EarthEcho teamed up with Worldrise, to host a water monitoring event for local youth. This special event kicked off a partnership with Worldrise, an organization focused on engaging young leaders in projects to conserve and safeguard the marine environment. The water monitoring program provided an opportunity for EarthEcho and Worldrise to engage local youth in learning more about the marine environment, water quality, and local sea grass ecosystems in the lead up to a seagrass restoration project being planned by Worldrise for later in the year.
In celebration of World Water Day, EarthEcho’s Water Challenge Ambassadors in the United States led a series of impactful events and activities to engage their peers and community members in learning about and protecting their local water resources. Through their efforts, over 1,100 participants were directly engaged. To learn more about their project stories visit www.monitorwater.org/post/2022-water-challenge-ambassador-events