1 March 2016 saw the grand opening of rainwater collection and use units at the Kaliningrad school № 28 in Russia. Coca‑Cola HBC awarded the grant for implementing this ecological project in 2015 as part of the Russian national Junior Water Contest.

Creating a rainwater saving system at the school will save water resources, deliver educational benefits and help build a nature conservation culture, starting from junior school.

 

For the first time in Russia, a project on rainwater collection and its secondary use is being implemented at a school. NG Davydova, head of the Russian national Junior Water Contest

Thanks to the grant, the school has modernised the existing system of water collection and mechanised the process of how water is delivered to flowerbeds and the kitchen garden for watering, to clean bicycles and to the school sports ground. The children themselves put together special units which will allow up to 2 tonnes of water to be stockpiled.

"We are glad that, for the first time in Russia, a project on rainwater collection and its secondary use is being implemented at school. In the framework of the Water contest we do everything possible to reveal the potential of younger generations through creating practical projects on water conservation," said NG Davydova, head of the Russian national Junior Water Contest. 

"Understanding the importance of water as an integral part of all processes on Earth, Coca‑Cola HBC implements several ecological programmes dedicated to saving and protecting water resources. For us supporting this contest is one more way of showing how important the developments in this sphere are, and we are glad that our interests to a large extent coincide with the goals of this event," said Elena Lavina, regional PA&C manager, Coca‑Cola HBC.