23.12.2011 - Natural Sciences Sector

First National Short Videos and Photographs related to water Contest, Dominican Republic

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In the framework of the IX Meeting of National Committees and Focal Points of the International Hydrological Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (Dominican Republic, July, 2011) the call for the National Short Videos and Photographs Contest related to water was launched. The contest was organized by the Centre for the Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Caribbean Island States, under the auspices of UNESCO, at the National Institute of Water Resources (INDRHI) of the Dominican Republic, the European Union and the support of The Water Channel.

It called youths from the Dominican Republic to present short videos and photos aimed at encouraging participation in community awareness of social problems related to water and to raise contributions that contribute to possible solutions. The objective of this initiative has been to show different modalities of social participation and generate a process of awareness and exchange, with the aim of promoting sustainable management of water resources, while encouraging communication skills, expression and creation.

The award ceremony held on 8th September 2011 was an excellent opportunity to show the successful result of the work carried out by the young participants.

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