UN World Water Day - 22 March 2018

Update: Registrations for our 2018 UNWWD Competition are now closed. If you would like to be notified by email about any events we have planned for schools in 2019 please email us.


World Water Day is celebrated across the globe every year on 22 March. It’s all about appreciating water, learning more about it and reminding us that water is an important resource for us all, especially in summer. To celebrate the day, we’re encouraging everyone to change one daily water habit. This might be turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, using the half flush instead of the full flush or having a shorter shower (less than four minutes). Remember every little bit helps!

We also want to hear from the kids too, and in return we want to offer one class the chance to win a trip to your local water treatment plant*, bus travel and a class lunch! 

This year’s challenge has been designed for students to get their creative juices flowing and design an informative and water saving sticker which can be applied close to a water outlet. This could be at school or home and is designed to encourage the Smart Water way to do things.  We have special no mark latex stickers which stick very well to glass and smooth surfaces, but peel right off and leave no trace or residue.

All teachers who register will get a Smart Water supporters kit containing a teachers drink bottle and a set of stickers for the class. All you need to provide is permanent markers to use on the stickers.

To register for this challenge and to be-in-to win all you need to do is:

  • register online 
  • complete the sticker activity
  • email photos of your finished stickers to Smart Water by the 29th of March 2018.  (They must be attached to the area of where water is most likely to be wasted).

Get in touch if you need help! Registrations are limited.

*Trip to your local water treatment plant.
 Due to health and safety requirements of a working water treatment plant there are some restrictions to ensure the safety of all visitors, they’re:

  • Maximum number of participants is 32.
  • Minimum age is nine years old/ year five.
  • Have suitable physical accessibility to climb stairs, navigate thin corridors and uneven surfaces.
  • Suitable adult to child ratios apply.
  • Everyone needs to wear closed-in shoes (visitors wearing heels and sandals will not be allowed to tour).

If the winning class is below year five, an alternative prize will be provided.