The Swarovski Waterschool releases mini-documentary with partner WWF India as part of landmark film series Age of Change: The business of survival, presented by WWF and content partners and produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions. The series uncovers the stories of innovative solutions across the global business community that address critical environmental challenges and shares diverse success stories.
The Swarovski Waterschool India mini-documentary launches as part of the new landmark series which showcases the incredible stories of organisations that are leading innovative new efforts to secure a nature-positive future for our planet. Entitled Age of Change: The business of survival, the beautiful films feature some of the exciting ways that WWF is collaborating with partners, in addition to shining a spotlight on an array of ambitious work that is being done around the world - from reforestation in Uganda to wetland restoration in Hong Kong, as well as the creation of butterfly biospheres in Mexico and water conservation communities on the River Ganges. It showcases incredible individuals that are pioneering passion and purpose to tackle the twin crises of nature loss and climate change.
About the Swarovski Waterschool
Established in 2000, the Swarovski Waterschool operates within watershed areas of eight of the world’s major rivers – Danube, Ganges, Yangtze, Nile, Amazon, Chao Phraya, Mississippi, Parramatta – in eight countries. With the support of local partners like WWF India, the Swarovski Waterschool reaches and empowers children between the ages of eight and eighteen, and their families and communities. It improves access to safe and reliable sources of water and adequate sanitation whilst providing tools and education for the next generation to address their local water challenges.
Swarovski Waterschool India
Since 2006, the Swarovski Waterschool India has been in collaboration with WWF India to preserve water resources and raise awareness in schools and the local community on the impact of water scarcity and the importance of clean water. The Waterschool improves sustainable water supplies and adequate sanitation facilities in schools whilst educating schoolchildren and communities on water conservation and environmental protection.
Capacity building initiatives like forming WASH clubs in schools or educating young environmental leaders and Ganga Mitras (women that take on environmental leadership) all help to increase the reach and spread awareness for environmental protection and sustainable practices more broadly. Outreach themes vary from generating small-scale solutions for local water supplies and sanitation facilities to River Health Assessment to campaigns within villages around topics like reducing plastic waste or biodiversity.
The Swarovski Waterschool India works with two schools local to the Swarovski factory in Pune in the South of India. Most of the employee’s children attend these schools so extending the Swarovski Waterschool program here supports the company’s philosophy of giving back to employees.
Age of Change: The Business of Survival
Age of Change comes as governments from around the world gear up to negotiate the details of a new ‘Paris-style’ agreement for nature. Set to bring world leaders together later this year in Canada, the CoP15 global biodiversity summit is a chance to reset our broken relationship with the natural world and deliver a healthier, more sustainable future for all.
The new series, Age of Change: The business of survival will be live for one year from 5th July 2022. Audiences will be able to explore the series via www.ageofchangeseries.co.uk and watch the Swarovski Waterschool mini documentary here.