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EuroSibEnergo Group holds a number of events to mark the World Water Day

The World Water Day is celebrated annually on March 22. The aim of this environmental event is to raise public awareness of issues such as efficient use of water resources, protection of natural water bodies against pollution, conservation of potable water resources.

To mark the World Water Day, OJSC Irkutskenergo introduced special prizes for contestants in the regional stage of the Russian National Junior Water Prize held by correspondence. The regional stage of the contest has been held in the Irkutsk Region since 2007. Papers were submitted for the contest by students of Irkutsk Hydrometeorological Technical College and senior school students from 15 territories of the Irkutsk Region. The best paper will be sent to Moscow to participate in the next stage of the contest held by correspondence. The Russian National Junior Water Prize forms part of the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

On March 20, Zavodskie Seti (a company forming part of Volgaenergo Group) arranged a guided tour of the Avtozavodskaya waterworks for school students from Nizhny Novgorod. As part of the tour, students from school No. 111 of the Avtozavodsky District of Nizhny Novgorod visited the chlorination unit, where ordinary cooking salt is used in the process of water purification. This method eliminates the need for storing chlorine, an extremely hazardous substance, on the premises of the waterworks, which makes it one of the safest and most advanced techniques known today. In the Avtozavodsky District of Nizhny Novgorod, this technology is already used at Russia's largest chlorinator. School students also visited a laboratory, where they were given an opportunity to personally test the quality of water supplied to households in Nizhny Novgorod.

OJSC EnSer and city libraries in Miass jointly organized a local research contest "Water is a Source of Life" for students of schools, colleges and universities in Miass, Zlatoust and Chebarkul. Other events included a family photo contest, "Water of Life", which was open to everyone who wished to participate.

As part of the Water Day celebrations organized with support from PJSC Krasnoyarsk HPP, a municipal environmental campaign titled "Water and Life" is held in Divnogorsk. The campaign included the following events: the "Clean Water Day" educational program for primary school students; contests of handicrafts and drawings on the subject of aquatic and semiaquatic animals; a short story competition titled "Water as a Reflection of Times"; a contest of water-related projects and research papers for senior school students titled "This Amazing Water".

Vyacheslav Solomin, CEO of OJSC EuroSibEnergo: "By encouraging people to take a responsible attitude to nature, we help to foster their personal culture from early childhood. We draw on events of this kind, which are simple and comprehensible to everyone, to try to raise awareness of issues of water protection and conservation and to promote a responsible attitude to water among both children and adults."

 

Press service of OJSC EuroSibEnergo

March 24, 2015
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