Celebrating World Water Day
Celebrated every year on 22 March, World Water Day is an international event dedicated to the protection of the world’s water resources. In the UK, we use the occasion as an opportunity to promote awareness and encourage action around effective water management among our employees and our local communities.
On 22 March 2015, Nestlé Waters and the Project WET Foundation came together globally to raise awareness of water conservation and the importance of healthy hydration. This involved our volunteers working in 29 different countries, reaching thousands of children across the world.
In the UK, Nestlé Water’s volunteers spent the day working with five schools in Buxton and one in Buckinghamshire, helping pupils aged 7-12 take part in a whole host of fun, games and educational activities to raise awareness of water issues.
The activities included Aqua Bodies, in which pupils will learn about the function of water in their bodies, A Drop in the Bucket, which helps to explain why drinking water is a limited resource and The Incredible Journey in which students create a bracelet with beads to simulate the movement of water within the water cycle.
Also in 2015, Nestlé Waters signed a new four-year partnership with the Project WET Foundation. Through the partnership, Nestlé Waters will continue to support Project WET’s work in expanding water education among educators and children around the world.