Water is life! There would be no life without water on our planet Earth!  

Water is one of the most important elements on earth. However, given the constant increase in water consumption worldwide, we seem to take water for granted. Bosnia and Herzegovina is no exception to this trend. During the month of December and in the light of Paris Agreement, UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with our partners, is raising awareness on climate changes, environmental protection and water savings.

As Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, stated during his opening remarks at the launch of the Water Action Decade 2018-2028: “We cannot continue to take water for granted and expect to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.”

In this spirit, the UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina has launched “Every Waterdrop Counts!” Initiative, which aspires to raise awareness about the enormous importance of water, water consumption and water saving among young people across the country. Moreover, the Initiative aims to showcase the water beauties of Bosnia and Herzegovina with its numerous lakes and rivers, springs and waterfalls. A beauty which we must take care of!   

We invite everyone to learn more about the importance of water through Every Waterdrop Counts! Instagram campaign where you can find a dedicated Instagram guide to the Initiative! Join our efforts and trigger the change! 

Design competition on water saving

Students of all ages from Bosnia and Herzegovina are invited to participate in the design competition on water saving and illustrate ways to reduce personal water consumption by sending a copy, scan or picture of their design in high quality to the e-mail address registry.ba@undp.org by December 31, 2020. The submitted works can be done by using any technique (paintings, drawings, photographs, graphics solution).   

The designs should cover one of the following water saving tips:   

  1. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth!  
  2. Turn off the tap while soaping your hands!  
  3. Take a short shower! / Take a shower instead of a bath!  
  4. Put a full washing load on!   
  5. Fill the dishwater / Use a basket to wash dishes instead of running water!  
  6. Detect and repair water leakages!  
  7. Collect rainwater to water the garden!  
  8. Fill kitchen utensils with water for cooking only as much as needed!   
  9. Use a water-saving device in your toilet cistern.
  10. Or any other idea how to save water.

Use your creativity and be part of the change in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Europe and across our blue planet!  

All submitted designs will be posted on the UNDP in BIH’s Instagram account and later used to illustrate products of UNDP in BIH. The winning designs will be awarded!  

ARE YOU INTERESTED? Click here for more information including the Rulebook for registration and participation! 


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