Project WET Leads Children’s Activities at the 4th World Water Forum
At the 4th World Water Forum, held in March 2006 in Mexico City, water leaders from around the world gathered to discuss and debate global water topics, such as water scarcity and famine, water disasters and risk management, urban waters, water education, and water sanitation and health. The Project WET Foundation convened the following educational programs:
- The Global Water Education Village™: An open Village where organizations demonstrated their respective water education efforts and local achievements.
- Children’s Water School: A place for Forum participant to interact with experts in children’s water education, observe and participate in a variety of educational programs.
- Session: Water Education for Children and Youth: Dennis Nelson, President and CEO of the Project WET International Foundation, chaired this forum session on water education, convened by Project WET International Foundation, Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
- 2nd Children’s World Water Forum: Project WET leaders served as key facilitators for the 2nd Children’s World Water Forum. Project WET and Nestlé Waters North America also sponsored the attendance of five North American students and the keynote speaker. Their local water action projects were on display to over 100 students from 70 countries.
- Water Education Visionary Award: Project WET’s highest honor, the first Water Education Visionary Award was given to Dr. Alvaro Aldama, the Director of the Mexican Institute for Water Technology (IMTA).
- Sponsors and Partners Reception: Project WET hosted a reception for all of its sponsors, partners, and Project WET Coordinators from around the world.