The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service launched a Water Quality Education Program this month, with Charlotte Amalie High School piloting the program intended to educate Virgin Islands youth on the importance of water in our everyday lives, how to properly test water quality and how to filter unclean water.

“There are water crises happening all over the world such as the lead contamination in Flint, Mich., to water shortages in South Africa and our team wants to bring awareness to these issues and highlight what is currently being done to address these issues,” said coordinator Howard Forbes Jr.