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Closer To Home

To raise awareness of the diverse range of water problems faced across the world, our content series highlights recent water challenges in the home countries and cities of the current Manchester City team, Manchester City Women and New York City FC.

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Closer To Home Series

Nowhere on the planet is without water challenges – something we’re dramatising with the help of the Manchester City men’s and women’s team, and New York City FC players. Discover water challenges Closer to Home.

Manchester City | Mens

Sergio Agüero kicks off the series by sharing some of the recent water issues in his home city of Buenos Aires.

David Silva talks about the challenges faced in his native Gran Canaria, and mainland Spain.

Ilkay Gündo─čan discusses problems caused by recent droughts in his homeland, showing how water problems can affect everywhere and everyone.

Manchester City | Womens

Jill Scott, from South Shields in the northeast of England, introduces the serious water issues the region has faced.

Caroline Weir introduces some of the serious water problems faced north of the border, including flood, drought and contamination.

Steph Houghton shares how Britain’s past has contributed to water contamination issues in the north of England.


New York FC

From wildfires to snowmelt, Anton Tinnerholm delves into the wide-ranging effects of drought and rising temperatures in his home country of Sweden.

Ben Sweat brings to the fore some of the water challenges faced in his hometown of Florida, revealing the risk of coastal flooding and water pollution faced by inhabitants of the sunshine state.

Ismael Tajouri-Shradi dissects some of the water challenges facing his home country of Switzerland, drawing attention to increasing levels of water toxicity, and the likelihood of glacial melting.


Jesus Medina’s home country of Paraguay has experienced water challenges at both ends of the scale in recent years, with river flooding and drought posing serious threats to humans and wildlife.

Sebastian Ibeagha unveils some of the water challenges faced in his home country of Nigeria, discussing the lack of access to clean drinking water, flooding, and crude oil pollution.


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