When will the event be held?
  • The IF.G Water Challenge is a 3 session program and all students must participate in all 3 sessions.
  • The sessions will be on Saturdays – 30 January, 27 February, 20 March.
  • Each session will be 90 to 120 minutes long.
  • The exact start time of each session will be 12:00 GMT (UTC).
Who will be in the event?
  • Students from ages 9 to 18 from all over the world will be participating in the IF.G Water Challenge.
  • Students will be divided into different age section groups – 9 to 13 and 14 to 18.
  • The Water Challenge is only open to individual students. IF.G will be forming teams of the students to deliberately mix students from different countries together.
  • The IF.G Water Challenge is a 3 session program and all students MUST participate in all 3 sessions.
  • The official language of the Water Challenge is ENGLISH. Students do NOT need to be 100% fluent, but are expected to be capable of expressing themselves in English.
  • Each student will need their own computer with a camera and internet connection, using ZOOM to join different sessions. They do NOT need to have their own Zoom account.
  • Students will need to research a problem relating to Drinking Water in their country, prepared a 2-minute presentation with PowerPoint slides saved in PDF format. The presentation should be no more than 3 PowerPoint slides saved in PDF format. The language used should be ENGLISH.
Session schedule

Each session will follow a standard IF.G virtual activity process.

10 minutes

Warm up activities and equipment test

80-110 minutes

Session activities

1 minutes

Photo time

  • All participants will be recognized as an IF.G Water Challenge Innovator.
  • Winners of Water Challenge – An international group of distinguished Judges will confer and award prizes to the teams with the most valuable and effective Drinking Water solutions.
  • These winning PowerPoint presentations explaining the Drinking Water issues and solutions will be submitted to the United Nations for their consideration.
What technology will be used?
  • In each session, students will be working together in a live, on-line Zoom session. Students will NOT need their own Zoom account.
  • Each student will need their own computer with good access to the internet.
  • The computer will need a camera, but almost any platform (Windows, Mac, ChromeBook) will work.
  • Almost any internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, etc.) will work.
  • Students will need the software and knowledge to be able to make a PowerPoint slide and then save it in PDF format.
  • There will be training sessions to teach the students how to use Zoom and the Padlet website being used.
How does a student sign up?

Step 1

Get connected with your country’s IF.G Organization and register.

Step 2

Pay the registration fee and get the UIC code from the IF.G Organization.

Step 3

Do the preliminary work required for Session 1 by 18 January 2021 and then, with the UIC code, upload their presentation PDF file to the IF.G Water Challenge site

How to does the online collaboration work?
  • Students will join the Zoom meeting, present and work with each other “face to face” virtually in Session 1 and Session 2.
  • Students will do the research or design and use Padlet to continuously contribute to the team’s solution before each session.
  • Students in each team will collaborate and finish the pitch presentation together using Padlet.
  • In Session 3, the last session – Final Presentation Pitch, each team will present their identified Drinking Water problem and the solution they have created to the other teams and visitors from around the world who are watching.
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