Calgary World Water Day Celebration on March 18th to Showcase Local Youth Action on Water Issues

CALGARY, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, March 18th, celebrate Calgary's role in taking action on local and global water issues by attending the city's largest World Water Day event at the Devonian Gardens in downtown Calgary.

The fun, free and family-friendly event runs from 4:30 – 7:00pm and is hosted by CAWST, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, a Calgary-based charity.

Take a stroll through the beautiful Devonian Gardens and be inspired by local youth who are taking action on water issues through CAWST's Youth Wavemakers program. Meet CAWST field staff and learn how the Calgary-based charity has helped 9.3 million people worldwide gain access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation through its work in 68 countries.

"This year's World Water Day event is particularly special for Calgary as we celebrate 10 years of CAWST Youth Wavemakers impacting local and global water issues," CAWST CEO Shauna Curry said. "We are also excited to share with Calgarians how their city, through CAWST, is changing lives around the world by helping people get safe drinking water."

WHEN:           

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 4:30pm – 7:00pm



WHERE:          

Devonian Gardens, the Core (400, 317 7 Ave SW, Calgary)



WHAT:            

CAWST's annual World Water Day showcase celebrating local achievements and global cooperation towards solving the world's water and sanitation challenges.



MORE INFO:   

Online: www.cawst.org/wwd, by phone at 403-243-3285, by email at cawst@cawst.org.



About CAWST:

CAWST is a Calgary-based charity improving global access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by providing training and consulting support in developing countries. So far, CAWST has reached 9.3 million people and has targeted 20 million by 2020. CAWST Youth Wavemakers engages educators and youth to take action on local and global water and sanitation issues. Youth action projects have so far engaged more than 100,000 Canadians. www.cawst.org

 

Media: CAWST can provide images and arrange interviews with youth before and during the event.

SOURCE Centre for Affordable Water & Sanitation Technology (CAWST)

Image with caption: "Calgary World Water Day Celebration on March 18th to Showcase Local Youth Action on Water Issues (CNW Group/Centre for Affordable Water & Sanitation Technology (CAWST))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150316_C6475_PHOTO_EN_13258.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Christopher Mason, CAWST Communications Officer, Cell phone: 1-587-885-1039, Email: cmason@cawst.org

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