As the World Cup matches kick off this winter, Manchester City Football Club’s global community program, Cityzens Giving, and global water technology leader, Xylem are calling on sports fans to vote for their top project as the Water Heroes Academy returns for a second year. Fans from around the world can vote for one of five new football and water projects from young leaders working to tackle global water issues in Buenos Aires, Cape Coast, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, and Mexico City.
Young leaders involved in this year’s program are using the power of football to provide essential education on water, sanitation, and hygiene in a bid to tackle water challenges specific to their communities. Projects include improving access to safe water in underserved communities in Buenos Aires and Cape Coast, building flood-resilient communities in Mexico City and Kuala Lumpur, and advancing water sustainability education in Melbourne.
The top-voted young leaders will experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Etihad Stadium. There, they will learn more about water challenges and solutions, and receive further training.