MEdIES was happy to coordinate a two-days water sensitization event in the island of Folegandros, on 9 and 10 May 2022 within the project Zero Drop (coordinated by GWP-Med). The event included the ESD school intervention in the Primary and Secondary schools of the island based on the educational programme on NCWRs, developed by MEdIES.
In total 52 students and 10 teachers were engaged in the programme. The students explored the water cycle in their island and the ways the humans are affecting it; they discussed about the non conventional water resources and the desalination potential (particularly applying renewable energies) ; they played a series of games dedicated to rainwater harvesting systems and recycling of grey water.
In addition the educators were informed the educational programme and the related learning material and tools as well as about the project Zero Drop that is applied in the island to support towards the direction of a ‘zero water loss’ island.
The evaluation of the educational programme in the schools gave very positive and encouraging results with the average satisfaction of students at 90%.