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Educate. Empower. Act. The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.
Launched at the 5th World Water Forum in 2009 in Istanbul, The Water Channel supports water education and awareness by making water-related video materials available in a centralized Internet location. A partnership of MetaMeta Communications, Nymphaea, UNESCO-IHE, and Cap-Net, The Water Channel has a stated goal of helping "inspire (people) to work towards a world of better water management."
The site has fascinating videos from around the world and throughout all water sectors. Below is a 2011 video made by the Asian Development Bank. The short video highlights the work of Christine Acosta, an employee of the local water utility in the Philippine capital Manila, who specializes in finding leaks in the water system. In reaching her position, Ms. Acosta had to combat entrenched ideas about gender as well as her own doubts about her suitability for the position. And the work she does is critically important. The video notes that if utilities in Asia could cut their water losses by half, there would be enough water to service 150 million extra people. Ms. Acosta is doing her part to reach that goal.
Check out The Water Channel for other fascinating water-related videos. Project WET videos on The Water Channel include Sustaining the Blue Planet presentations by Actor and Humanitarian Connie Nielsen and NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold.