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Insights

June 15, 2012

The We Art Water Film Festival, with the support of the UN, transmits the values and messages of the Foundation and opens up new approaches for raising awareness

  • The finalists of the Festival show the high level of quality of the works presented.
  • The winners will be announced on the 27 of June.
  • The popular vote, to choose the best short films on Facebook, surpasses 12,500 votes.
  • Xavier Torras: "For us, to see the many points of view with which people from different countries and cultures face up to the problems of water is a source of learning and inspiration".
May 23, 2012

We Art Water Film Festival
Participative success

  • Great participative success in the first We Art Water Film Festival: more than 500 participants from 80 countries.
  • The public can vote for their favourite video, from a selection of 98, for the Public Prize category, until the 31 May, through the foundation's website.
  • The foundation is committed to the active participation of the internet-using public through its website and its presence on Facebook.
  • The 4 winners of this first edition in 2012 to be announced shortly.
Venta de cuy
April 17, 2012

New projects, the same philosophy

  • After fulfilling the objectives of solidarity in its first stage, the We Are Water Foundation continues its work supporting four new projects for 2012.
  • Education without Frontiers, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, Oxfam International and UNICEF continue to be the organisations with which the We Are Water Foundation is still collaborating in new areas of Ecuador, Bolivia, India and Brazil.
  • The new projects are framed within what has been the Foundation's philosophy since its beginnings: to deal with problems deriving from a lack of hydric resources from a global perspective, taking in its educational and health aspects and the adaptation of infrastructures.
App Phone
March 22, 2012

For World Water Day

  • The We Are Water Foundation promotes awareness about food security with diverse international events.
  • Food insecurity is one of the most alarming problems relating to the lack of water.
  • The Foundation creates an application for smartphones and tablets (Apple setting) that will inform about the Hydric Footprint of different foods and recipes from the 5 continents. It will also serve to raise funds for the Foundation's projects.
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February 20, 2012

We Art Water Film Festival
For a new culture of water through audiovisual art

  • The We Are Water Foundation is continuing with its commitment to audiovisual creation in order to raise awareness and create a new culture of water.
  • The subject matter of the We Art Water Festival is based on World Water Day 2012: "Water and Food Security".
  • The call for entries has been made through the 150 best film schools in the world, from 56 countries spread across the five continents.
  • The prize-winners will win a trip to one of the countries in which the Foundation undertakes cooperation projects to film a documentary.
  • The UN supports the Festival through its agency in Brussels.
Smart city
January 13, 2012

Water, a key factor in the strategy of intelligent cities

  • The Intelligent Cities Expo in Hamburg and the Smart City Expo in Barcelona display converging objectives in the management of urban water.
  • The intelligent consumption of water in cities based on information and communication technologies (ITC) is a basic element in sustainability programmes.
  • One of the challenges facing experts is the integration of waste water treatment systems with energy production.
December 16, 2011

Water, the driving force of the Green Economy

  • The conference titled "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: towards Rio +20", held in Zaragoza, one more step in preparation for the summit next June.
  • More than 80 world experts reaffirm the requirements for change towards a green economy: agriculture, industry and hydrographic basins.
  • The experts predict that, in 2030, the amount of water necessary for humanity will surpass the amount available by 40%.
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November 7, 2011

Ending the deterioration of the soil, priority aim of the UN for the next decade

  • The UN Assembly in New York, dedicated in particular to desertification, brings together one hundred heads of State and Government and demands the compliance of the Millennium Development Goals.
  • Desertification is caused by human actions and by the climatic variations that alter the natural water cycle.
  • New data from research by the UN and the FAO warn of the high degree of stress in the arid zones due to lack of water.
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