03.04.2017 - Honorary and Goodwill Ambassadors

The H2O Orchestra celebrated World Water Day

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To celebrate World Water Day, as UNESCO Artist for peace, H2O Orchestras – Sounds of Earth organized educational concerts and environmental workshops in more than 40 schools of Asuncion, Paraguay's capital city, to raise children’s awareness about the importance of having a responsible and a conscientious use of water. 

This initiative was held by the association Tierranuestra for its program Sounds of Earths. Among the high-level figures present at these concerts were Maestro Luis Szarán, founder and director of H2O Orchestra – Sounds of Earth, and different artists such as Andrea Valobra and Jaime Zacher. 

“Raising awareness and conveying messages about water conservation are commitments made by the H2O Orchestra as UNESCO Artist for Peace. In various areas of the world, H2O Orchestras – Sounds of Earth motivated thousands of children to act positively and responsibly for water and climate.” Luis Szarán underlined.

The World Water Day commemoration is part of the United Nations’ awareness campaign to preserve this resource. On this occasion, UNESCO presented the World Water Development Report entitled “Wastewater: The untapped resource” (1). This report coordinated by the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) is a joint effort of the 24 UN agencies and entities, which make up UN Water working in partnership with governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.

This edition of the Report argues that wastewaters may be a precious resource to meet growing global demand for fresh water and different raw materials. It also shows that a better wastewater management produces social, environmental and economic benefits, which are essentials for sustainable development. Thus this report aims at informing about the importance of handling wastewater as underestimated and sustainable source of water, energy, nutrients and other recoverable materials rather than something that has to be overlooked or eliminated. Finally, this report shows the importance of having circular approach in four phases for controlling and regulating various wastewater flows: reducing pollution at the source, removing contaminants from wastewater flows, reusing treated wastewater and recovering useful by-products.

H2O Orchestra has been UNESCO Artist for Peace since December 2016 with the mission of promoting education through art, notably among young people and further developing water management in an equitable and sustainable manner.H2O Orchestra has been UNESCO Artist for Peace since December 2016 with the mission of promoting education through art, notably among young people and further developing water management in an equitable and sustainable manner.




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