Rappler’s #HungerProject story wins Water Warrior Award


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Rappler’s #HungerProject story wins Water Warrior Award
The recognition is part of the country's celebration of World Water Day

MANILA, Philippines – A #HungerProject story was awarded in the country’s first World Water Day and Sustainable Development Awards launched by the Maynilad Water Services Inc and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The Water Warrior Award was given to Rappler writer Fritzie Rodriguez on Monday, March 16, for her story, “A thirsty world and the PH water problem,” which traced how the lack of access to clean water is linked to poverty and development, nutrition, and good governance.

The recognition is part of a week-long celebration from March 16 to 22 of World Water Day in coordination with government agencies and local government units.

The awards aim to recognize champions for the sustainable development of the water environment and the water industry.

Viewed as a key motivator for industry professionals, individuals, communities, and organizations to continue programs for the water’s industry’s growth, the World Water Day Awards 2015 aim to be an annual recognition that strengthens and inspires everyday Filipinos to be conscious about water sustainability

The #HungerProject, launched in March 2014, continues to feature stories encouraging more people to care about the country’s and the world’s hunger problem. Its stories connect hunger with other social and development issues such as gender inequality, policy-making, education, environment, among other areas. – Rappler.com

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