Nestlé Waters Project WET

Country: Global

Impact Area

  • Nutrition
  • Water
  • Rural Development
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Compliance
  • Community engagement
Mar 31, 2014, updated March 2014

Background

Nestlé Waters Project WET
NATURAL CLASSROOM:Project WET welcomes students of all ages to learn about the hydrogeology and biodiversity of the state where they live.

For 20 years, Nestlé Waters has worked with Project WET, an international NGO, to help educate children and teachers worldwide on issues such as hydration and health, water use and environmental stewardship. Project WET programmes have been implemented in about a dozen countries around the world in partnership with Nestlé Waters, most recently in Jordan, Nigeria and Egypt.

Programme description

Nestlé Waters also uses Project WET's interactive activities at its factories each year, to mark World Water Day and raise awareness about water conservation and healthy hydration. In 2013, 31 countries took part in the company’s events, with more than 15,000 children participating and around 500 employees contributing to the organisation and success of these events.

Value to Society

Water resources affect the health and well-being of everyone and every living thing on the planet. Starting at a young age, Floridians need be aware of the importance of water quality. Nestlé Waters is committed to providing the necessary tools to educate our future generations about this precious renewable resource. Kent Koptiuch, Nestlé Waters Natural Resource Specialist for Florida.



In the United States, Nestlé Waters North America’s Zephyrhills brand teamed up with the Crystal Springs Foundation to bring the WaterVenturesTM Learning Lab to 117,600 students throughout Florida. This travelling science centre toured 231 schools during the year, with hands-on learning activities about Florida’s water and conservation.

It is staffed by trained teachers, who make learning about saving water fun for schoolchildren, parents and teachers.




Value to Nestlé

Next Steps

Nestlé Waters continues to support Project WET in many communities around the world, helping kids appreciate and conserve water in a way that is as much educational as it is fun.

UN Millenium Development Goal

  • 1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • 2 Achieve universal primary education
  • 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
  • 4 Reduce child mortality
  • 5 Improve maternal health
  • 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
  • 8 Develop global partnerships