The Private Institute for Climate Change Research ICC, along with the Departmental Governorship, the Diocese of Escuintla, the Departmental Directorate of Education of Escuintla, and the Municipality of Escuintla, celebrated World Water Day today, in an event hosted at the Aristides Crespo Cultural Center, in Escuintla City.
To celebrate March 22nd, a conference with 400 students of elementary, junior high, and high school from the 14 townships of Escuintla was organized. They had the opportunity to listen from experts in the matter about the importance of water.
The topics covered today were: The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si, by the Diocese of Escuintla, Waste Water by Hector Espinoza of APIB, and the Current Situation of Water in Escuintla by Alex Guerra, ICC’s director.
The students, besides participating in the conference, had the opportunity to participate in a paint contest. The artwork was evaluated upon the creativity and the quality of the message, and the best of them were awarded prizes, which were donated by the Escuintla’s Municipality, the Madre Tierra, La Union and Pantaleon Sugar Mills, APIB, ASAZGUA, and the Del Valle University Southern Campus.
Every March 22nd, the world celebrates World Water Day, which was established by the United Nations in 1993. This celebration aims to raise awareness about water usage, and aims to face the crises that are related to this resource. This year the main topic is waste water. This is due that most of the waste water of houses, cities, industries, and agriculture goes back to nature without being treated nor reutilized, which pollutes the environment.
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