–Youth are leading the charge at World Water Day events across the country and around the world —
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Launch March 22 to coincide with United Nations World Water Day, the EarthEcho Water Challenge is one of the largest civic science programs in the world, enabling more than 1.7 million young people and community members in 146 countries to connect to and protect their local waterways. The Water Challenge offers a wealth of online tools and networking opportunities for young people and others to join the growing global movement to restore critical water resources, starting in their own communities.
This year, the Water Challenge kicks off with events hosted by Water Challenge Youth Ambassadors in 10 states across the Americas, four regions of Mexicoand the Catalonia region of Spain. To celebrate World Water Day, EarthEcho, Xylem Watermark and New York City Football Club (NYCFC) are hosting a water education event for New York City students sanctioned as part of the 2023 UN Water Conference uniting this local education work with the global call to action to protect water.
“Water is the most important resource on the planet. While we all use it and depend on it every day, access to safe drinking water is becoming scarcer due to climate change, contamination from “everlasting” chemicals and poor management practices,” said EarthEcho Founder, Philippe Cousteau, Jr. “Powered by our network of young leaders and partners around the world, the EarthEcho Water Challenge is a simple action anyone can take to fight for a clean future. clean water.”
“We are energized by the global network of young water leaders created through our partnerships with EarthEcho and City Football Group,” said austin alexanderVice President, Sustainability and Social Impact, Xylem Inc. “Together, we are empowering the next generation to overcome water challenges and solve one of the most important issues of our time.”
The EarthEcho Water Challenge takes place every year from From March 22 to December 31 and includes three simple steps:
Check – It all starts with understanding the state of water quality in your community. Start at www.monitorwater.org;
Share –Enter all water quality data online via the EarthEcho Water Challenge database and share your stories and photos on our website at www.monitorwater.org or via social media using #MonitorWater ; And
Protect – Armed with knowledge of local water resources, use the information and tools available on www.monitorwater.org to protect local water resources on a daily basis.
Water Challenge Events
During World Water Week, EarthEcho’s Water Challenge Ambassadors – young environmental leaders aged 14-22 – will host events to increase knowledge about local water resources. In all of their communities, Ambassadors will guide citizens through water quality monitoring and restoration events in California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, new York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, Mexico and the Catalonia region of Spain.
Also on World Water Day, EarthEcho International, Xylem Watermark and NYCFC will host New York City students in a series of aquatic and educational activities at the New York Aquarium. Elementary and middle school students from Brooklyn Independent Middle School and PS 90 – The Magnet School for Environmental Studies and Community Wellness will participate in the EarthEcho Water Challenge and soccer-themed water conservation activities. During the day’s activities, students will get hands-on experience testing the water quality on the beach and determining what a healthy waterway is.
Sponsors & Partners
The EarthEcho Water Challenge is made possible through the generous support of Xylem, one of the world’s leading water technology companies. A wide range of Water Challenge partners and Xylem volunteers are organizing water monitoring and conservation activities in communities around the world as part of this year’s launch events. 2023 partners include Colorado Springs Stormwater Education, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure | City and County of denver, Friends of the Chicago RiverGreen Vigil Foundation, Indiana University Bradford Wood, Living Lands and WatersLoggerhead Marine Life Centre, love a sea turtle, SOA Mexico, Tennessee Aquatic Project (TAP) And Whippany River Watershed Action Committee.
To learn more about these organizations, visit www.monitorwater.org/partners.
Please visit (https://www.monitorwater.org/post/2023-world-water-day-events) for a full schedule of this year’s events.
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For more information about EarthEcho International, please visit www.earthecho.org.
For more information about Xylem, please visit www.xylem.com.
For more information about the New York City Football Club, visit www.nycfc.com.
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