Since Manchester City and Xylem joined forces in 2018, the innovative partnership has reached millions of people across the globe, creating awareness and engagement around global water issues and sustainability. This year, to push things even further, the partnership will be enabling and supporting a network of 100 Young Leaders to use football as a means of providing vital water education to 5,000 young people in five cities around the world.
The programme combines seed funding, educational tools, training and mentoring from Xylem, and Manchester City through their Cityzens Giving initiative. It will give participants everything they need to create their own unique water programmes.
Located in Mumbai, Sao Paulo, New York, Cape Town and Shanghai, the young leaders will identify a water challenge specific to their city and creatively use the power of football to educate young people on this issue. These youth projects will also provide essential education on water, sanitation and hygiene through specially adapted football games. Look out for more ‘Water Heroes Academy 'updates throughout the year.
In partnership with Manchester City, we’ve created a playbook to tackle our toughest opponent yet: drought. Simple, everyday actions – along with actions from public officials and industry – are what’s needed to protect our future and the future of football.
So let’s act now. Let’s all be water heroes.
Follow these tips to make wiser choices about water. Using water more efficiently can save you money, help your local ecosystem, and contribute to a more water-secure and sustainable world.
Water. It’s a pretty big deal. And if the UK doesn’t drastically cut down its usage by 2045, the UK Environmental Agency predicts we could face severe drought.
But there is something we can all do to stop that from happening. That’s why Xylem have teamed up with Manchester City. Together we want to show you ways to save water.
So please watch the film, and join Aguero, Sterling, Stones and Greenwood in pledging to become a Water Hero.
With climate change continuing to cause sea levels to rise, flooding is happening more regularly in New York.
But there is something we can all do about it. That’s why Xylem have teamed up with New York City FC. Together we want to show you ways to help tackle the flooding.
So please watch the film, and join Tinnerholm and Keaton Parks in pledging to become a Water Hero.