WORLD PLUMBING DAY EVENTS
In Indonesia, IAPMO held an event at the Yayasan Rahmatan Lil-Alamin orphanage where new school backpacks and supplies were given, a presentation on the importance of potable water with a coloring / poster contest.
In Australia, IAPMO co-sponsored a World Plumbing Day event held by the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC). The event included a luncheon, trade show and skills competition for up and coming apprentices. There also was an exhibition for some of the artwork entered in the “Water Is Life – International Poster Art Competition.”
Key speakers included The Honorable Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, and Justin Madden, Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority. PICAC CEO Shayne La Combre and Chair Earl Satches provided updates on the progress of the Centre and where PICAC stands today.
IAPMO representatives spoke at elementary schools using a presentation developed by the WPC to educate children ages 5-10 on the importance of plumbing. Children also will be encouraged to participate in IAPMO's international poster competition. The top three entrants will be awarded $100, $50, or $25, with their schools receiving $1,000, $500, or $250.
Once again, the WPC encourages individuals and member organizations to get involved by:
- Making presentations at schools on water and plumbing. A PowerPoint presentation is available for download at www.worldplumbingday.org.
- Organizing local schools to participate in the IAPMO International Poster Competition.
- Student submissions of Videos highlighting the importance of plumbing
- Arranging events or meetings that highlight World Plumbing Day.
Spreading awareness about World Plumbing Day’s message through such social media outlets as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.