Erasmus Plus project Waterschools aims and goals

Strengthening open digital education on water consumption in schools through the creation of teaching tools and innovative practices. Why Water in Schools? Facts & Figures Water and health More than 20 percent of children in the EU are either overweight or obese. These rates have increased significantly over the past decades. The consumption of sugar sweetened drinks is often associated with obesity in children. Almost 40 percent of the sugar consumed by young children, comes drinking sugar sweetened drinks. Promotion and provision of drinking water in schools has shown to prevent overweight. In Europe, 20 to 90 percent of 6-year-old Continua…

Erasmus Plus Waterschool helps to protect a strategic resource: water

The Erasmus Plus Waterschool project contributes, starting from the level of the school, to a more correct use of a strategic resource, water, and its proper use. Indeed, the Italian case is particularly significant, as these figures show. Italy is the largest European consumer of bottled water According to a CENSIS survey, 90.3% of Italians drink mineral water, 79.7% drink at least half a liter a day. In the last twenty years, between 1995 and 2016, there has been a boom in consumers, which have grown by as much as 19 percentage points: even more impressive is the increase of Continua…

Waterschool Erasmus Plus project approved

A new Erasmus Plus project KA02 (innovation and good practices) has been approved by Austrian NA: “WATERSCHOOL – strengthening open digital education and innovative practice through relevant, innovative teaching tools about water consumption in schools.“ The project acronym is WATERSCHOOL and its partnership includes our association Centro Libero Analisi e Ricerca – CLAR, responsible for project activities in Italy. The leading partner is Gutessens Consulting from Austria: the other organizations come from Bulgaria, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, United Kingdom. The importance of drinking water in schools is well known by teachers meanwhile most of kindergarten and school teachers allow waterdrinking during Continua…