About project: WATER

Water of the future

We point out the problems related to water scarcity in Poland and worldwide. If our habits and behaviours don’t change, we are facing more and more serious consequences of climate change, including water scarcity. Nowadays, more than 2 billion people live in areas where there is risk that access to drinking water could be restricted. It is estimated that by 2050 one in four people in the world will live in a country affected by permanent or periodic deficit of drinking water. Poland is also witnessing the shrinking of water resources. The meteorological data of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMGW) show that 2020 was the year of the most profound hydrological droughts in Poland.
Our project aims at raising awareness of these issues and at providing suitable tools to reduce the effects of climate change and water scarcity in Poland and worldwide. The project is addressed mainly at young people aged 15 to 34. The young generation represents the future, so it is especially important for young people to understand and feel emotionally involved in global problems related to water management. One way to meet the project’s goals will be through workshops providing young people with space to exchange practical experiences in sustainability and taking action in their local communities. Also, a Youth Advisory Committee on Water and Climate will be set up, where young people will develop proposals for concrete actions to improve local conditions of water management.
The project is a part of the European People&Planet project which we are creating in collaboration with organizations from 7 European countries: Portugal, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Romania, and an organization from the Cape Verde Islands. The project leader is Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr (IMVF) .
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All those interested are kindly invited to contact us, including representatives of NGOs and the media.

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