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UCalgary students make positive change with Indigenous clean water initiative – University of Calgary

May 12, 2022

World’s Challenge Challenge award winners host first National Indigenous Water Operator Day

Former UCalgary student group and now a nationally registered non-profit organization, Water Movement organized and hosted the inaugural National Indigenous Water Operator Day (NIWOD) on March 21. NIWOD is recognized on March 21, a day before World Water Day, and acknowledges those who treat and bring clean water to Indigenous communities.

Water Movement, created by UCalgary students Bita Malekian, Amrita Nag, Kondwani Asefa and Anita Malekian, was awarded third place and a prize of $7,500 at Western University’s World’s Challenge Challenge (WCC) global final in 2021 after pitching their unique idea at the UCalgary WCC competition.

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