World Water Day 2015

Engineers Without Borders – Georgia Tech was proud to present its annual World Water event on Tuesday, March 31st from 11am-3pm. The event was held on Tech Walkway and was a huge success for both the worldwide cause and the student organization. The purpose of this event was to raise awareness on campus and bring to light the issues surrounding water and sustainable development around the world that affect nearly 2.5 billion people today.

We organized several activities in order to inform people about these issues and what we can do as citizens to help celebrate water, make a difference for the members of the global population, and prepare for how we can manage water better in the future. EWB created several informational posters about these issues and students who participated in this event filled out a short survey on how much they know about common facts about water scarcity. Afterwards, some of the volunteers talked to the students about the correct answers and how close they were. Students also participated in an interactive photo booth by getting their pictures taken in which they can show off what they have learned from the event, or something that they have pledged to do to conserve water. Another part of the event was the jerry can race, in which students carried jerry cans filled with 20 pounds of water and raced against each other up and down Tech Green. This was to simulate the challenge many people have to face just to obtain water, as it is not always readily available to them. Overall, about 250 students participated in World Water Day, and for this received prizes such as water bottles, t-shirts, pens, and coozies. Thank you to everyone who contributed in making this event a success, especially to our sponsors, CH2M HILL and GaTech Campus Buzzfunds.