Wilo Italia’s project ‘Mamma, where does tap water come from?’

Wilo Italia, the Italian subsidiary of the multinational group Wilo Se, present in the national territory for more than 35 years, has devised the project “Mamma, where does tap water come from?” which aims to illustrate the water cycle for primary and secondary students in Milan, in order to make children and young people aware of the importance of the conscious use of this valuable asset. The project, in which the Burgundy Study Center has collaborated, is set up as a three-day (July 19-21) educational activities at the Idroscalo in Segrate, followed by some water games.

Each day is divided into two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, each attended by a group of about 25 children and adolescents. Wilo Italia thought “Mom, where does the tap water come from?” as a time of enrichment and education in terms of the invaluable value of natural resources, and in particular water, all dedicated to the new generations, as explained by Martin Corato, CEO and Country Manager of Wilo Italia.

“There sustainability is one of the fundamental pillars of the Wilo group. We are one of the 50 companies identified by the UN that guide the ecological transition: for us, educating and sensitizing all and especially young people in the responsible use of a resource as valuable as water is part of the mission . Our link with the Milan area, which has seen us present for more than 30 years right next to the Idroscalo, was a motivation to create a network and support the improvement of such a unique place “, concludes Corato .

Fabrizio Ventimiglia, president of the Centro Studi Borgogna, spoke of the great importance that the Association gives to awareness-raising and training initiatives for young people: “Our Association organizes numerous training events aimed not only at professionals but also at citizens , creating civic and cultural events running cycle of water it is inserted precisely as a result of a training activity that we would like to be able to carry out for the little ones as well, to train them and help them grow, with the idea of ​​wanting to actively contribute to the growth path of tomorrow’s adults “.

The children participating in the project are shown all the phases of the water cycle, from the removal of the subsoil or a water basin, to the activity of purification and drinking water to distribution and finally water recovery and treatment. During this educational activity, children and teenagers can get to know and admire the Idroscalo, an important place in the metropolitan city of Milan, chosen as a location not only for the unique landscape it offers, but also because it represents a water reserve to protect. . , enhanced, respected and explained, as the words of the director of Idroscalo Maria Cristina Pinocchi underline.

“The common good and awareness of the responsible use of natural resources is a key issue for the sustainable growth of our territory and fills us with pride to see how the base of the seaplane is chosen as the setting for events such as this one, which combine fun with education. I thank the company Wilo Italia for the project and the students for their participation. The metropolitan city of Milan, with its seaplane base, will always be available for initiatives like this to build a more sustainable future for the environment and the community, ”concludes Pinocchi.

“This initiative comes at a particularly delicate stage, in which the whole country, and our territory in particular, must deal with the water crisis that forces us to take water management even more seriously. . Today, more than ever, it is essential to raise public awareness about the conscious use of the resource, avoiding waste, said Roberto Maviglia, managing director of school construction, sports facilities and management of Idroscalo, so the metropolitan city of Milan welcomes this fun-educational moment aimed at the little ones, here, in the wonderful surroundings of the base of the seaplane, identified by all as the sea of ​​Milan. An awareness through fun that I hope will be repeated, also in the future. Thanks to the organizers and participants. “

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