Water is an essential element both for our climate system and for human development. The new Sustainable Development Goals approved by the United Nations in November and the recent Paris Agreement launched by COP21 addressed the issues of water as a top priority and adopted an interdisciplinary approach for its protection and correct management, casting a special focus on the role of local administrations and on the global impacts of climate change on natural resources. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon defined climate change the defining issue of our era and invited all national, regional and local institutions to a greater sense of responsibility towards the sustainable use of environmental resources - starting from water - and the education of future generations to sustainable behaviors. In this perspective, the post-2015 global agenda points at very ambitious commitments: Children, the citizens of tomorrow, are the most receptive users, open to new ideas and lifestyles that are suitable with the current climate and environmental alterations and will orient new policies for sustainability.
The project "CliC - The school changes the climate", was realized by Hydroaid - in partnership with CinemAmbiente TV, the environmental education initiative of the Turin Environmental Film Festival, thanks the support of ATO3 Torinese, the Water Authority of Turin - and took place from Autumn 2016 to Summer 2017, involving primary schools with the main objective of spreading awareness and responsibility on the impacts of climate change on water natural resources. A total of 60 schools for more than 800 students were involved in two interactive educational tracks with in-class and web-based activities on the topic of climate change and its impact on the water resources.