Finalist in Kyoto

The year 2003 was announced as "The International Year of Freshwater" by the UNESCO. The aim of the year is to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and managing freshwater.

For this reason we are proud to announce that the Watercone® was one of 150 finalists (more than 800 entries) invited to the 3rd World Water Forum`s "Water Action Contest" in Kyoto, Japan.

It was an honour to be invited to such a significant event in the beautiful old imperial capital of Japan.

Meeting such a great amount of Delegates from most countries of the world was instrumental in receiving professional feedback for future Watercone® endeavours.

The Forum was held from
March 16th-23rd, 2003.

Cherry blossom in Ninjo Palace, Kyoto Japan

The World Water Forum at the Kyoto Conference Center


Presentation by the150 finalists in the "Water Action Contest"


Stephan Augustin and Mirco Richardson during their presentation of the Watercone® Project.

Ministerial closing ceremony of the 3rd World Water Forum in Kyoto, Japan

Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Princess of Japan host the closing ceremony

His Imperial Highness congratulating organizers of the event

Watercone® Team Players: Stephan Augustin, Christa and Mirco Richardson, Birgit and Achim Droste

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