As part of the UN World Water Day from 20-22 March 2011 in Cape Town, UNESCO and IUPAC are organising the 'Big Splash' for the IYC Global Experiment. In collaboration with the Water Mavericks, the Young Water Professionals (YWPs, an International Water Association initiative) and the Water Institute of South Africa (WISA), the IYC Global Experiment will run from 22-25 March 2011 which coincides with the National Water Week in South Africa. One thousand schoolchildren between the ages of 15-18 will participate by doing 1 of the 4 experiments for the IYC Experiment to test the water quality from an informal settlement and from a natural source of water. These results will be recorded on the Global Experiment website (http://water.chemistry2011.org).
This event will be filmed and shown throughout the world – thus, the Global Experiment starts with a 'Big Splash'.