Water Wo/Men

Water Wo/Men

Partner/Client: Six Senses Resorts and Spas

Marketing. PR. Sales. Athlete & VIP Recruitment. Stakeholder Management.

Water/Wo/Men

We were tasked with the Australian promotional campaign and participation in Water Wo/Men, an event created by world leaders in sustainable eco-tourism, Six Senses Resorts and Spas and H2O+ to fundraise for water charities. +H20 is a platform for water awareness that brings together a community of athletes, conservationists, non-profits and corporations to create purposeful solutions that facilitate positive change on a local to global scale. Proceeds from this event were donated to three key marine charities: Water Charity, Plant a Fish and Blue Marine Foundation.At the Six Senses resort on the Laamu Atoll in the Maldives, one of the worlds most precarious and delicate ecosystems, they brought together like-minded celebrities and guests to advocate for change in the way the world treats its oceans.

Water/Wo/Men, comprised of surfers Bethany Hamilton and Layne Beachley, Buzzy Kerbox , Tripoli Patterson, Terry Simms to windsurfers Jake Miller, Levi Siver, Keith Teboul and Pascal Bronnimann, kite surfers Mark Shinn and Alex Caizergues, free diver Anna von Boetticher and extreme wakeboarder Duncan Zuur offered water sports clinics to Six Senses Laamu guests throughout the week as well as impressing guests with an adrenalin pumping ‘water sports show’ surfing and wakeboarding over the famous ‘Yin Yang’ wave a short boat ride away.

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“The future well-being of our planet rests in our convincing people that the environment is worth saving.”
Fabien Cousteau (legendary oceanic explorer, Six Senses Waterman)

Conservationists lead engaging dialogues, workshops and debates on the most pressing marine and drinking water issues facing our planet today, examples included “Giving the Oceans A Voice” moderated by recognized biologist and oceanographer Dr. Callum Roberts and featuring National Geographic Explorer Jon Bowermaster and Fabien Cousteau, the aquatic filmmaker and Founder of Plant A Fish; “Marine Reserves: A Panacea For the Ocean?” with Mitali Kakkar, Indian marine conservationist and featuring Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director of Global Marine Programme, International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Chris Gorell Barnes, Executive Producer of End of the Line; “Water as a Human Right” Dr. Jacqueline Chan and Averill Strasser, co-founders of Water Charity.

Guests were entertained by impromptu performances by Beth Orton, Daryl Hannah and Rami Jaffee during the week at Chill bar and a memorable sunset beach jam involving Maldivian musicians on local drums at the finale ‘Barefoot Ball’ evening. Nightly open-air screenings at Cinema Paradiso on the beach were accompanied with bowls of ice cream chosen from the 50 flavours on offer at the ice cream parlour, movies shown included ‘The End of the Line’ and a surprise screening of Soul Surfer introduced by Bethany Hamilton.Chefs kept everyone sustained with ethically sourced gourmet food enjoyed with sustainable wines from Australia’s Margaret River region. Winemakers from this region hosted a gourmet wine tasting dinner on the beach whilst Fabien Cousteau, Daryl Hannah, Helena Christensen and Kate Bosworth enjoyed a Zero Carbon dinner at LEAF.

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The following water charities benefitted from fundraising at the event:

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