The Water Challenge Catalonia takes off with Xylem and EarthEcho International


Pep and Pere Guardiola and Laura Guerra, Pep Guardiola, representing Guardiola Sala Foundation, have teamed up with global nonprofit EarthEcho International and global water technology company Xylem Inc. to encourage students to realize a more sustainable future for Spain’s water resources.

They joined the first in a series of water education events at Casal dels Infants in Barcelona as part of a new initiative, Water Challenge Catalonia. It aims to establish a sustainable program for youth engagement and youth development around protecting water resources in the Catalonia region of Spain. In addition to providing training and materials for school teachers in the region, the program will build the capacity of 10 young leaders to serve as Water Challenge Catalonia Ambassadors, educating others in their community and engaging them in citizen science to improve local water issues.

“It’s no secret that our country is experiencing difficulties in relation to water. Climate change and other factors are creating a number of water-related issues, so it’s up to us to do something about it now. That’s why the Guardiola Sala Foundation is honored to partner with Xylem and EarthEcho to give our youngsters a platform for making a difference. If we all do our part, we can succeed in building a better world”, Pep Guardiola said, together with Joseph Vesey, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Xylem, and EarthEcho International founder Philippe Cousteau.

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