2011 WWMC Water Champions Increase Awareness of Water Quality Issues

May 26, 2012


The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and the International Water Association (London) have announced the third annual World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC) Water Champion Award winners.

The awards, initiated in 2009, recognize WWMC participants for outstanding achievement in increasing awareness of water quality issues through the WWMC program. Winners, chosen by the WWMC regional panel of judges, include the following:

  • Pedagogic In-Service Training Programme (Douala, Cameroon) and Water and Youth International Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) for their work in Africa.
  • Natural Environmental Education and Research (NEER) Foundation (Meerut, India) and Woodie Muirhead for their work in Asia.
  • Gold Coast WATERWATCH (Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia) for its work in Australia.
  • School No. 12, Kirovo–Chepetsk (Russian Federation) and Nilgün Erentay for their work in Europe.
  • Global Sports Alliance Cuba (Pinar del Río) and Toyota Motor Mfg. Indiana (Princeton, Indiana) for their work in North America.
  • SEINCO (Montevideo, Uruguay) and Rosa Maria de Sousa Santos (São Paulo) for their work in South America.

Award recipients will receive a commemorative plaque and WWMC materials valued at up to $750 for group winners and $500 for individual winners and runners-up. WWMC materials include water monitoring equipment or promotional materials.

WWMC is an international education and outreach program connecting citizens to their local waterways through hands-on monitoring tests. For more information about the program or how to get involved, see www.MonitorWater.org.

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