Waterschool China

The Waterschool China programme is a component of the International Water School Programme initiated in Austria by Swarovski. The project has been implemented by Shangri-la Institute for Sustainable Communities in China since 2008, and seeks to educate school students and engage communities throughout the Yangtze basin in ways that enable them to become active participants in sustainable water resource management.

Key partners of the programme include the National Centre for School Curriculum and Textbook Development: Ministry of Education of China (MOE-NCCT), UNESCO Beijing Office, and Education for a Sustainable China (the National ESD Association).



Restore the ecological integrity of the rivers in China through effective public participation in sustainable water resource management.


Foster environmental stewardship in selected watersheds through participatory learning and action by schools and communities, contributing to improved social and environmental conditions in river basins and beyond.


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