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November 07, 2016

WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL 2017: WASsERLEBEN with interactive displays for children and young people on all aspects of water, a life-giving resource

Unlike for us, water does not come from a tap in many countries, where this life-giving resource is scarce. Around the world 650 million people have no access to clean drinking water. In order to let schoolchildren and other interested visitors find out about every aspect of this important resource, at Wasser Berlin International 2017 Messe Berlin is organising the 13th edition of WASsERLEBEN, an interactive exhibition.

Leading companies, organisations, associations and universities committed to protecting, preserving and responsibly managing water resources will be represented at the exhibition. There will be information on weather forecasting, drinking water extraction, wastewater treatment as well as water tasting. Once again, a number of schools will present projects on specific themes, and visitors can find out more about this life-giving resource from a variety of biological, chemical and physical experiments. The Career Day will also be on 31 March. The opportunities for jobs in the water industry presented will be of particular interest to school leavers and professional newcomers.

WASsERLEBEN targets children and young people aged from 7 to 18, as well as their teachers. High school students can also broaden their knowledge here in preparation for future project work and specialist papers. However, the wide range of information on offer here also addresses adults. On 30 March an International Afternoon will take place for the first time, with English-speaking staff available on the stands to provide information. In 2015 around 10,000 visitors came to see the interactive exhibition, including some 300 school classes from different federal States.

“Messe Berlin is aware of the example it sets and of its responsibility to the environment’, said Cornelia Wolff von der Sahl, the project manager of Wasser Berlin International. “In that context water plays an important role, including treatment processes, for example, which return rainwater to groundwater. By organising WASsERLEBEN Messe Berlin has also taken on an educational responsibility regarding the topics of sustainability and the environment.”

WASsERLEBEN is open on 28, 29 and 31 March 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on 30 March from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The price of admission is 3 euros. Tickets are also available at 35 euros for school parties (maximum of 30 pupils and two accompanying adults). These can only be reserved online, from November, at


Wasser Berlin International is Germany's international marketing platform devoted to the topic of water where trade visitors can find products, services and solutions from every part of the water industry. The Wasser Berlin International Congress is in the format of an enclosed hall forum and an integral part of the fair. In 2015 Wasser Berlin International was held on a display area covering 36,000 square metres. 557 exhibitors from 26 countries were represented in Berlin, of whom 118 came from abroad. 22,686 trade visitors from 104 countries attended Wasser Berlin International 2015. The next event will take place from 28 to 31 March 2017.