Six Senses Laamu, Maldives, will host the first Water/Wo/Men fundraising event, September 30-October 4th. Six Senses will partner with +H2O, a team of four experienced, professional windsurfers and Hawaiian waterment, who came together with the goal of giving clean water back to local communities, while inspiring others about clean living practices, wellness and environmental balance.
Throughout the week, resident experts such as Symposium speakers Fabien Cousteau, Jon Bowermaster, Daryl Hannah and Chris Gorell Barnes, will join forces with world-renowned windsurfers, free divers and surfers such as Anna von Boetticher, Layne Beachley, Terry Simms and Tajuki Masuda.
This year’s Water/Wo/Men gather in support of:
Blue Marine Foundation: Chris Gorell Barnes co-founded BLUE with George Duffield after co-producing “The End of the Line”, the defining documentary about over-fishing. BLUE exists to fix the largest solvable problem on the planet – the crisis in the oceans. BLUE seeks to raise the area of ocean under protection from 1% to 10% by 2020. They began by creating the largest fully protected area in the world in the Chagos Archipelago, an area rich in marine biodiverity, just south of the Maldives. Recently, the entirety of Baa Atoll in the Republic of Maldives was declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Working with BLUE, Six Senses Laamu will become one of the major donors working to protect the newly created site.
Plant A Fish: Fabien Cousteau, 3rd generation ocean explore, leads this hands-on marine education and restoration effort to engage local communities around the globe through schools, businesses and government agencies to ‘replant’ aquatic plants and animals in environmentally stressed areas.
Water Charity: A top ranked non-profit organisation that provides safe drinking water, effective sanitation and health education to those in need. Since 2008, Six Senses contributions and cooperation by banning the importation of plastic water bottles from our properties, has given over 350,000 people access to safe drinking water.
For the full list of resident experts, activities and charitable partners, click here.