Xylem (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative solutions for the world’s water challenges, has partnered with Water Alliance through its CSR arm Xylem Watermark, to launch a first of its kind water innovation challenge for students in the UAE, called RE-NEW. Running over the course of February to April 2021, the initiative aims to inspire young students from the ages of 8 to 18, to innovate solutions that will tackle the global water crisis and contribute to better water conservation habits in their communities.
Having coincided with the UAE’s National Environment Day (4th February 2021), the initiative is inviting school students to design a product, solution, or service that has the ability to improve water conservation efforts, as well as safeguard water resources in the UAE and beyond.
The initiative’s themed approach will see participating students submit their entries on the 22nd of March 2021, marking World Water Day. Following the first round of entries, the finalists will be coached by volunteers from Xylem and other Water Alliance partners, for their final submissions. Coinciding with Earth Day in April 2021, the winner of the initiative will be announced, and will be awarded a 3,000 AED cash prize which will be invested in the winning project or donated to a water charity working towards securing water for people in need.