About the Water Ambassador Programme

Applications for the 2021/2022 academic year are closed. Check back in September for more information on the 2022/2023 academic year.

The aim of this programme is to engage directly with second-level students on the topics of water, water conservation, treatment and the marine environment and provide them with the tools, information and support to act as ambassadors for Green-Schools and pass on what they learn in their own schools and local communities.

This year’s programme will start in November 2021 and run till April 2022. Successful candidates will first take part in an online, interactive, training day which involves speakers from Green-Schools, Irish Water, Clean Coasts and past ambassadors, as well as, group work, demonstrations, quizzes and games.

Water ambassadors will also be able to take part in:

  • Green-Schools facilitated network meetings with other schools
  • Clean-up of a local beach, river or lake and/or water quality testing
  • Virtual tour of a water or a wastewater treatment plant
  • A second focused support and training day

The Green-Schools co-ordinators and/or water ambassador support teachers will also receive simultaneous support, training and the opportunity to network with other coordinators.

Participants will receive a water ambassador pack, to include: hoodie, USB with relevant information, water saving devices, litter picking and water testing equipment. They will also be in with a chance to win fantastic prizes and trophies.

This programme is open to students in secondary schools that are on or have achieved the water flag.

If your secondary school would like to take part in this programme please read the below guidelines and ask interested students to click on the below to apply!

Guidelines for the Water Ambassador Programme 2021/2022

Experiences from Previous Years

Read an article on Water Ambassadors experience here:



Chloe Winters, Water Ambassador, 2018-2019:

I really enjoyed the days out with the Green Schools team. I learned so much during the programme and thoroughly enjoyed the beach clean and talks.



Lana Carpenter, Water Ambassador, 2018-2019:

I thoroughly enjoyed everything I experienced [on the programme] …I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to work on the programme and really appreciate all the time and effort that went into organising these meetings and events.


Don Crowley, Regional Water Ambassador Winner, 2017-2018:

I really liked being productive about conserving water and being part of an active team of likeminded people.


Jessie McCarthy, Regional Water Ambassador Winner, 2017-2018:

I have gained an immense amount of knowledge and confidence from this course.