INT Program WEP EFFECT 2020

The Water agency Association would organize the 1st Festival of educational programs about water – WEP EFFECT 2020 in Rogaška Slatina on September 25th and 26th , 2020 . The program is organized in the Cultural Center Rogaška Slatina and through the ZOOM platform for all participants who are not able to come and attend live.

Networking and cooperation of educational institutions and public service providers in the local environment is crucial for cooperation in the integrated management of water resources and in the exercise of the inalienable right to drinking water. Through networking, we strengthen education about local water resources and their protection for healthy water supply. The international project Water Agent has been establishing such cooperation for many years. As part of the project, children and adolescents are educated about the local environment and water resources and raise awareness of the need to protect and manage the environment and water resources responsibly. At the time of presence in addition to the rational use of water, COVID-19 is an important awareness of the importance of handwashing as prevention against infection.

In accordance with the topic: Water education – sustainable communication with the public, utility companies for water supply, sewerage, and wastewater treatment have been invited to the competitive part of the program. An international jury of six members will evaluate the works in four categories – printed materials, videos, educational applications or websites, stage display, or object. Eight of the best works from all categories and the best work of the Festival will be presented at the program.

The 1st international Festival WEP EFFECT 2020 is organized under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia,  Borut Pahor.


Friday, September 25th 2020, Rogaška Slatina , Cultural centre / ZOOM platform

9.00 Start of the program with the inclusion of registered participants in the program

Introduction speeches:

9.10-9.20.   Ph.D. Jožef Lipnik, President of the Organizing Committee of the Festival

9.20.– 9.30 mg. Branko Kidrič, Mayor of Municipality Rogaška Slatina

Experts presentations:

9.30. – 9.45 EU directive about water: Ljudmila Novak, Member of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU Parliament for the Environment, Health and Food Safety

9.45. -10.00 The role of young people in local water resources and the EU; Ph.D. Mitja Bricelj, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia

10.00 -10. 15 The importance of educational programs through communication with the public, prof. Ph.D. Samuel Appelbaum, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

10.15 -10.30. Drinking water supply – film, PU  Komunala Kranj d.o.o., Maja Rozman

10.30-10.45 Rijeka’s  Water – documentary film, KD Vodovod i kanalizacija Rijeka, Jelena Zorić

10.45-11.00 Short break

11.00 – 11.15 Oil a little different – animated film, PU Komunala Sevnica d.o.o., Mitja Udovč

11.15-11.30 Let’s protect the water – film, Kostak d.d. Krško, Sabina Senica

11.30 -11.45 Kapko’s behavioral tips – film and brochure, Ržanski vodovod d.o.o. Koper, Petar Damjanić

11.45-12.00 Proclamation of the best educational material on WEP EFFECT 2020

12.00 -12.15 Water and water resources protection in Slovenia, prof. Ph.D. Mihael Jožef Toman, Biotechnical faculty, University Ljubljana, Slovenia

12.15.-13.15 Break time

Examples of good practice – educational programs in the EU

13.15 – 13.30 Water School and Online Education Project, Tanja Bordon, Celostno izobraževanje o prehrani Tanja Bordon s.p., Slovenia

13.30. -13.45 Handbook Water agent V003 and effect in the education process, Michaela Hanzlova, IREAS, Institute for structural policy, Prague, Czech Republic

13.45 – 14.00 Erasmus + project Wat.Edu – Water Education for Innovative Environmental Learning, Aniko Horvath & Erika Sule, project coordinators of project, Primary school Kossuth Lajos, Egyházasrádóci Hungary

14.00 – 14.30 Disscusion and Q/A for press

Saturday, September 26th 2020, ZOOM platform

9.00 Start of the program with the inclusion of registered participants in the program

9.10-9.25 Educational programs as a communication tool between generations, Majda Adlešić, program manager the Water agency Association, Slovenia

9.25. – 9.40 Project Water Agent – experiences and challenges in the period of COVID 19, Ph.D. Tatjana Kikec, expert of the  Water agency Association, Slovenia

9.40. – 9.55 Primary school Srečko Kosovel, Sežana; Mojca Gerželj Štembergar, učiteljica

9.55-10.10 Primary school Žarko Zrenjanin, Novi Sad, Sanja Mojić, teacher

10.10 – 11.00. Discussion and Q/A for press