You cannot start too early – an environmentally conscious premiere at the Pesti Magyar Theatre

The magical world of fairy tales and the theatre have a strong influence on the development of children’s personalities, the unfolding of their creativity and imagination. The stories heard and seen in childhood also have an important role in shaping attitudes: the foundations of the next generation’s system of values are laid in fairy tales.

 

The results of the international photo and video competition entitled “Water Connects” have been announced

The awards ceremony of the international competition was held in the evening on the 15th of October, at the Capa Centre. Along with a presentation of the 10 best photo and video entries selected by the jury, the winners of the individual categories were also announced at the ceremony. Competitors from 40 countries around the world as well as members of the public interested in works of art inspired by water could follow the event via a live broadcast.

Blue in Green – Budapest Under Water

A new public piece by two Polish artists, created on a wall in Budapest’s Üllői Road, is inspired by watery theme. The mural guides viewers into another dimension, in which the city is an underwater world.

A Summary of World Water Week 2016

World Water Week, held in Stockholm between 28 August and 2 September with over 3100 participants from 120 countries, was a success. This year, the motto of World Water Week was Water for Sustainable Growth, so the lectures and workshops primarily focussed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), including No. 6, the one about water.

World Leaders Call for Action on Water

New York, 21st September, 2016

We move forward together – participants of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress participated in the reconstruction of a 600-year-old Hawaiian fishpond

In early September, the 2016 Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was held in Hawaii. The union assists governments and environmental protection agencies with preserving our natural environment and protecting the natural assets of our planet Earth. Among the many programmes that accompanied the professional congress, the attending nature conservation specialists could take part in a number of events associated with water. Participants were offered a glimpse of traditional Hawaiian aquaculture through the reconstruction of a traditional fishpond.

Nature is the best teacher – Thai students win Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Students from Thailand have won the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Their winning project is a water retention device that is modelled on the water tank of the bromeliad plant. They studied the natural water retention capacity of bromeliad plants, in particular those varieties that not only collect moisture but are also able to retain the water collected in their tissues. The model they used for the design of their device was the bromeliad plant, but they also tested the device on rubber trees.

Developments in the logistics sector for sustainable water use

Within the history of the transportation and logistics industry, the focus of sustainable operation and sustainability developments is on reducing carbon dioxide emissions, for understandable reasons. Yet these days, an increasing number of large logistics firms recognise the importance of sustainable water management and the economic advantages it offers.

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