About the project

Project Water is a global collaboration between 8 countries to help raise awareness around issues surrounding our most precious resource – water. Students try to identify water issues and find solutions on local and global scale:

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Israel
  • Kenya
  • New Zealand
  • USA

The participating countries cover every part of the world, combining all kinds of religions, cultures and languages.

This project-based and student-centered project meets all 21st Century Learning Skills and aims:

  • To learn about water, one of the UN Sustainability Development Goals
  • To use ICT to enhance learning
  • To introduce students to basic journalism skills
  • To bring empathy in the classroom
  • To connect schools from every part of the world
  • To meet several subjects: Geography, Computer Science, English, Science, etc

Every week, students will be introduced to another subject. They will present inspiring geographical and water related facts, share local water issues and proposed solutions, will try to use less water and drink more water rather than soft drinks.

The weekly entries (videos and articles) will be shared on this website.

This project is not funded. This small project can have great impact on our students.

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21st Century Learning Skills

Collaboration & Knowledge building

Collaborative learning is key. The students will build knowledge in group and interdisciplinary. During some moments each group will take care of another topic and they will learn from each other (jigsaw). Students will present findings to each other and to other schools (countries) via videos.

The students share responsibility and and make substantive decision with their peers.

ICT of Learning

Students will use Office Mix to create videos and will use several tools to create short articles (Sway, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word, etc). During one specific week they will use one specific new tool (Minecraft, Lifeliqe, etc) so they will discover a new tool. During this week all participating countries will discover the capacity of many new tools.

Quick start guides are available for all tools used during this project:

Real world problem solving

More than 1.2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water. Needless to say the students are solving real-world problems by trying to identify local and global water issues and trying to find solutions


Although this project lasts no more than 5 weeks, the learning activity is long term. Students are allowed to assess their own work and the work of peers.

Skilled communication

The communication are guided to produce well-developed and organized communication on local and global scale. They will communicate in local language with each other in their own group, between groups and in English with the other participating countries: communication on 3 different levels.