WATER AS A HEALTHY AND SOCIAL RESOURCE
A glass of clean water to share a path of sustainability between countries, cultures, people, students.
It happened in Magoodhoo, an island in the Maldives, where the University of Milan-Bicocca has one of its top research centers, the MaRHE Center, and where drinking water is a precious and not a foregone resource. Thus Milano-Bicocca, through BASE (the University’s Sustainability Office) has installed a water purification system in the island school attended by over 200 students.
The fountain, in addition to offering good and controlled water, represents a path of education to a fundamental resource for life that must be managed as a common good and through a conscious persecution.
The inauguration, scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, also involved 7 students of the first Water Hackaton organized by MIUR – Italian Ministry of Education. A concrete example of global citizenship and how schools, universities and research can collaborate.
The initiative has taken place within the framework of the European Sustainability Week scheduled from May 22nd to June 7th.
‘The MaRHE Center – says Paolo Galli, director – is a flywheel not only for research but also as an element of knowledge exchange and sharing of universal values such as water resources‘.
‘The Bicocca bottles of Milan-Bicocca – comments Massimo Labra, sustainability delegate of the University – come to the Maldivian students just when the local government prohibits the use of plastic bottles at school. Perhaps, on the use of plastic, we could learn something too’.