Wilo Italia, the Italian subsidiary of the multinational group Wilo Se, which has been present on national territory for over 35 years, has the project “Mom, where does the tap water come from?” which aims, the Water cycle for primary and secondary students in Milan, to raise awareness among children and adolescents of the importance of the conscious use of this valuable asset. The project, on which the Borgogna Study Center collaborated, is configured as three-day (from 19 to 21 July) didactic activities at Idroscalo in Segrate, followed by water games.
Each day is divided into two sessions, one morning and one afternoon, each involving a group of about 25 children and adolescents. Wilo Italia thought “Mom, where does the clothes come from?” as a moment of enrichment and education about the priceless value of natural resources, and water in particular, all dedicated to the new generations, as explained by Martin Corato, CEO and Country Manager of Wilo Italia.
“Do Sustainability is one of the cornerstones of the Wilo Group. We are one of the 50 companies identified by the UN that are leading the ecological transition: for us, the education and awareness raising of all and especially the young people for the responsible use of a valuable resource such as water is part of the mission . Our link with the Milan region, which has seen us present right next to the Idroscalo for over 30 years, 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 the awareness and training initiatives of the youngsters: “Our association organizes many training events aimed not only at professionals but also on citizens creating civilian events. and culturally.This Cycle on water operation it is set up exactly after a training activity, which we would like to do for the little ones as well, to train them and help them grow, with the idea actively for the growth path of tomorrow adults “.
The children participating in the project are shown all phases of the water cycle, from abduction from the subsoil or from a water basin, to cleaning and mobilization activities to distribution and finally to water recovery and treatment. During this educational activity, children and teenagers can get to know and admire Idroscalo, an important place in the metropolitan city of Milan, chosen as a place not only for the unique landscape it offers, but also because it represents a water reserve to protect, fortify , respects and tells how the words of the director of the Idroscalo Maria Cristina Pinocchi underline.
“The general well-being and awareness raising of responsible use of natural resources is a key theme for the sustainable growth of our territory and it fills us with pride to see the seaplane base chosen as a stage for events like these, which are fun with education. I thank the company Wilo Italia for the project and the students for their participation. build, ”concludes Pinocchi.
“This initiative comes at a particularly delicate stage, in which the whole country, and our territory in particular, has to deal with the water crisis, which requires us to take even more serious water management into account. Today, more than ever, it’s essential to raise public awareness about the conscious use of the resource, to avoid waste – commented Roberto Maviglia, Managing Director of School Construction, Sports Facilities and Idroscalo Management – The metropolis of Milan welcomes this with Satisfaction addresses this playful-formative moment to the youngest, here, in the beautiful setting of the seaplane base, identified by all as the sea of Milan. Awareness raising through fun, which I hope will be repeated in the future as well. Thank you to the organizers and participants “.