Protect, preserve and clean.
On its first year, World Aqua Day was organized in 30 countries around the world. This worldwide underwater cleanup was successfully performed by diving centers around the world when more than 150 tons of garbage and toxic waste was taken out from oceans, lakes, and rivers just by divers' hands. Everything was synchronized to happen at the same day and at the same time around the world. This was a historical moment and victory for all divers around the world that are ambassadors and voices of oceans, lakes, and rivers.
World Aqua Day has become an annual tradition and one of the biggest world underwater cleanup days in history with more than 60 countries participating worldwide and this number is rapidly growing every year. World Aqua Day is humans' response to one of the biggest threats to our oceans, lakes, and rivers - pollution. World Aqua Day project is helping to ensure a healthy environment for future generations.
World Aqua Committee (WAC) is a group of hand-picked professionals by Kristijan Curavić and Gerhard Heiberg, in order to create a future standard and procedures that will form the World Aqua Day into the ecological event that will change the history and start a traditional annual ocean preservation, protection, and cleanup day on the global level. The members of WAC are people with a passion for the ocean that have the necessary experience and infrastructure to develop this event into the iconic symbol of hope and prosperity for humankind.
The task of World Aqua Committee is demanding and challenging because there are no written solutions or answers to learn from. It is an unwritten path where creativity, passion, and determination are our only allies. No matter what decision they make, the results will be the salvation and millions of tons of non-degradable waste and plastic taken out from the ocean, lakes, and rivers, that are endangering aquatic life, as well as humans.
Objectives and tasks of WAC:
Royal families, prime ministers, presidents, movie stars and famous athletes all want to participate in resolving the problem of ocean pollution and support World Aqua Day. These passionate individuals are determined to do their part of the work regarding preservation of oceans, lakes, and rivers. They are best possible allies in withdrawing the global mainstream media and social networks for the promotion of the projects and raising awareness among all generations of our global audience.
This project started at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and Mediterranean, in Croatia, that is a member of EU since 2013. At the very start of creating World Aqua Day, GUWAA (Global Underwater Awareness Association) has been supported by two presidents in this region: Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Macedonian President George Ivanov, who have both received the ecological symbol White Flag which is only given to places that have been cleaned up by divers and are under the protection of the White Flag.