Consortium LifeWatch ERIC Bulgaria actively participated in World Water Day in Plovdiv, celebrated on March 22. The event was organized by Plovdiv Municipality, Agrarian University-Plovdiv, RIOSV – Plovdiv, Water Supply and Sewerage LTD – Plovdiv and Basin Directorate “East White Sea Region”.
The leader of the Bulgarian LifeWatch consortium ERIC – Agrarian University – Plovdiv had a stand where teachers from the Department of Agroecology and Environment and students from the Ecology and Environmental Protection major had prepared a water fact quiz.
During the event, experiments were presented through which the participants got acquainted with some of the properties of water.
This year’s theme was “Accelerating Change, ” which addressed the global drinking and wastewater crisis. The campaign is encouraging to everyone. It can change the way of every individual use and manage water resources.
And as water affects us all, we must take action to make this happen reasonably and sustainably, the Associate Professor said. Tatiana Bileva. The main priority of the event was to raise awareness through science accessible to people, demonstrated by a large number of participants.
Nearly 400 children from kindergartens, 36 schools, institutions, organizations and organizations, and eco-clubs participated in the celebration.
Students from Plovdiv schools made models, presentations and drawings related to this year’s motto, “Be the difference you want to see in the world”. At the end of the celebration, the students with the most interesting projects received prizes.
The Green Balkans organization, a partner of the Bulgarian consortium LifeWatch ERIC, also joined the initiative, which presented information on the environmental network Natura 2000 and several species of water-loving birds – the sandwich fisherman, the red goose and the small cormorant.
Students had the opportunity to do a puzzle with the little cormorant by answering the questions. All visitors to the Green Balkans table received information materials and posters.
The event was also attended by colleagues of LifeWatch ERIC Bulgaria from the Bulgarian Society for Bird Protection with information on birds and forests. The International Save the Soil Movement presented interesting facts about biodiversity and how important water is for ecosystems.