Uruguay's Ministry of Environment and EUROCLIMA+'s Adaptation in Action project launch a poster contest to promote water care.

With a poster contest aimed at students from public and private schools in Uruguay, the EUROCLIMA+ Adaptation in Action - Santa Lucía Watershed project and the Ministry of Environment seek to promote the care and responsible use of water.

March 31, 2023. Montevideo, Uruguay. "Be the change you want to see in the world." With this premise, the Ministry of Environment of Uruguay and the EUROCLIMA Urban Water's Adaptation in Action - Santa Lucia Watershed project, invite children from 1st to 6th grade, in private and public schools in the country, to participate in a poster contest. This initiative seeks to generate reflection, through art and creativity, on the use of water and the practices that can be adopted to ensure its care.

The contest, which will be open until April 22, has two participation modalities: individual, with the creation of a poster; or group, in which up to three collective proposals may be submitted. Each contestant may choose the materials for the design of his or her poster, although the use of recycled materials will be valued. They can also be made digitally; the important thing is that the main theme is about ideas or specific actions to save water.

The winning proposals may receive a 4,800 lumens projector, a screen with tripod, a portable speaker with microphone and science didactic games, depending on the category. Proposals must be sent to the e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 23:59 Uruguayan time.

The list of winners will be published on May 8, 2023, on the Ministry of Environment's website.

Find out the contest rules here and take part in the contest! 

About Adaptation in Action - Santa Lucía Watershed

The "Adaptation in Action - Santa Lucía Watershed" project aims to strengthen the resilience of Montevideo and its metropolitan area, as well as that of the urban localities of the Santa Lucía River Watershed to the impacts of climate variability and change, focusing efforts on integrated management of water resources to guarantee the quantity and quality of their source of drinking water. This project is led by the National Water Directorate (Dinagua) of the Ministry of the Environment and is financed by the European Union (EU) through the Euroclima+ program, which delegates funds to the implementing agencies: the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).