More than 450 people came together on March 18th at Calgary’s beautiful Devonian Gardens to celebrate World Water Day and be inspired by the actions of Calgary-area youth.
The annual celebration hosted by CAWST -- Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology -- serves as a showcase for student groups working on local and global action projects through CAWST’s Youth Wavemakers program.
This year, 25 student groups took part in the event, demonstrating their projects to hundreds of Calgarians, as well as news media from CBC and CityTV.
For the youth, the road to World Water Day begins in the fall when they attend CAWST’s Youth Summit. At the summit, they brainstorm project ideas, apply to CAWST’s Youth Wavemakers for grants and then spend months implementing their projects in time to display them on World Water Day.