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Waterful achievements from Water Explorers 1st year
Posted on 4 February 2016

This past year, Water Explorers first, has been full to the brim with technological advances, innovative ideas and progressive discussions dealing with the world’s water issues. We’re very excited to have been part of that and to celebrate our achievements we have created a waterful picture. It shows just how much water and carbon we’ve saved and how many people we’ve talked to as Water Explorers about our precious water.

8500+ people read what we said about water on Twitter and Facebook.  We’ve featured on the radio, on TV and in articles many times over across the 11 countries where our Water Explorers are active Our number of registered schools are filling up and there is exciting interest from places far and wide; India, Canada, Singapore, Malta and Austria!

Teachers are happy and 90% think that Water Explorer benefits their students with improved knowledge, wider skills and the development of a personal belief in the importance of saving and protecting our water.

Together we have saved a whopping 586% over our water saving target and 581% over our carbon saving target. With fresh enthusiasm and ideas continuing to boom we have full trust that the amazing achievements we’ve seen so far will keep on coming.


Completing Challenges will help you climb the Water Explorer leaderboard. In addition, your project work can be used to support CREST and Eco-Schools Awards.

CREST Award (British Science Association)
Each year, over 32,000 CREST Awards are undertaken by 11-to-19-year-olds, giving them opportunities to explore real-world science, technology, engineering and maths projects in an exciting way.

Use Water Explorer Challenges as a basis for a CREST Bronze Award. To get the Award, you’ll need to spend at least 10 hours on your project. Find out more about CREST Bronze Award here.

Eco-Schools Award
Tackle Water Explorer Challenges and gather evidence to apply for an Eco-Schools Award. Challenges address several Eco-School topics including Water, Waste, Biodiversity and Global Citizenship. Take the plunge and go for your Green Flag Award! Find out more about Eco-Schools England here.

Contact the Water Explorer team through schools@waterexplorer.org with any questions on how Water Explorer can help you achieve sustainability success.

Local Partner Global Action Plan

Global Action Plan UK (GAP UK) is an environmental behaviour change charity that has been helping people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles for over 20 years. GAP UK works with schools, communities and businesses to develop and deliver programmes that change behaviours. 

GAP UK led the design of the global WaterExplorer programme and is coordinating its delivery across the 11 countries. You can find out more about us at www.globalactionplan.org.uk 

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