The Guardiola Sala Foundation tackles sustainable water management
RYE BROOK, NY – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Pep Guardiola, along with his brother Pere, both of whom represent their brand new Guardiola Sala Foundation, have partnered with EarthEcho International and global water technology company, Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), to encourage students to achieve a more sustainable future for Spain’s water resources. Today, Pep joined the first in a series of water education events at Casal dels Infants in Barcelona as part of a new initiative, Water Challenge Catalonia. The initiative, which aligns closely with the UN’s water-related sustainable development goals, seeks to inspire actions to address water challenges in Spain. Water scarcity is more real than ever1 supply is expected to drop to 40% by the end of the century.
Guardiola’s involvement stems from his launch of the Guardiola Sala Foundation, which will raise funds for charities established in Britain and Catalonia. During his visit to the school, Pep joined the students of Casal dels Infants to learn about the water challenges in Catalonia and the actions they can take, such as monitoring the quality of their local water resources. , to make a difference. His visit is just one of the many events planned by Xylem Watermark and EarthEcho, in Madrid and Barcelona as part of the Catalonia Water Challenge.
Speaking at the Catalonia Water Challenge event in Barcelona, Pep Guardiola said: “It’s no secret that our country is struggling with water. Climate change and other factors are creating a number of water-related problems, so it’s up to us to do something now. This is why the Guardiola Sala Foundation is honored to partner with Xylem and EarthEcho to offer our young people a platform to make a difference. If we all do our part, we can succeed in building a better world. ”
Water Challenge Catalonia aims to establish a sustainable program for the engagement and development of young people around the protection of water resources in the region of Catalonia in Spain. In addition to providing training and materials to teachers in schools in the region, the program will build the capacities of 10 young leaders to serve as ambassadors of the Catalonia Water Challenge, educate other members of their community and involve them in the process. citizen science to improve local water issues. This includes access to analytical tools to test and detect water quality issues facing Spanish rivers. The approach builds on the success of EarthEcho’s global Water Challenge Ambassador initiative, which offers water quality monitoring and youth development programs in water-problem areas such as Porto. Rico.
“Solving water is a team effort. Through Xylem Watermark, we are proud to defend Catalan youth by supporting the Catalonia Water Challenge. Young leaders can play a vital role in our collective ability to solve the complex water challenges facing the world, ”said Joseph Vesey, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Xylem. “As a leader in water technology, we recognize the enormous opportunity we have to listen to, enable and advance the next generation in their quest for a more sustainable world. ”
“The growing need for clean and sustainable water resources is a challenge we can meet if we act now,” said EarthEcho International founder Philippe Cousteau, Jr. “Water is fundamental in all aspects of everyday life ; and by educating our children and helping them see where they can take action in their own communities, they become the leaders of a more sustainable future.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to solving critical water and infrastructure issues with innovation. Our more than 16,000 diverse employees generated sales of $ 4.88 billion in 2020. We are creating a more sustainable world by enabling our customers to optimize water and resource management, and by helping communities in over 150 countries to secure water. Join us on www.xylem.com.
About the Xylem watermark
Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate citizenship program, was launched in 2008, with a focus on protecting and providing safe water resources around the world and educating people about them. water issues. The global initiative, which encompasses employee and stakeholder engagement, provides access to clean water and sanitation, and emergency humanitarian response to help communities become safer and more sustainable in water through the WASH and Value of Water Education programs. The program has logged more than 230,000 employee volunteer hours over the past five years and has engaged 58% of the company’s global employee base.
EarthEcho International is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2005 by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., son of legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. EarthEcho works with young people around the world to provide knowledge and develop tools that lead to meaningful environmental action to protect and restore our ocean planet. Reaching over 2 million people in 146 countries, we’re helping the next generation become environmental leaders who will transform the future.
About Casal dels Infants
Casal dels Infants is an NGO that focuses on providing opportunities to children, adolescents and families at social risk through educational programs, in Barcelona and its surroundings. It was created in 1983, and today it supports more than 7,000 people.