Clean water for everyone Interview with Jon Rose, winner of the ECKART 2014 for Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment

In June 2015, Theresa Geisel and Lejla Beganovic travelled to the Philippine island of Bohol on behalf of the Witzigmann Academy to visit surfing legend Jon Rose. Here, Rose and his Waves4Water (W4W) organisation are helping provide locals affected by earthquake and typhoons with clean drinking water. Jon Rose talks about his mission, how the prize money is being used and how the project works.

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Water is the new oil Representatives of the Witzigmann Academy visit ECKART prize-winner and surfing legend Jon Rose in the Philippines to talk about his “Waves4Water” project and how he has invested his grant.

Munich/Bohol (Philippines). “Clean water for everyone who needs it” – the mission of Jon Rose and his Waves4Water (W4W) organisation is beguilingly simple. In October 2014, surfing legend Rose was presented with the ECKART 2014 for Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment at the BMW Museum in Munich. The prize is endowed by the BMW Group with a grant of 10,000 euros, which Rose is using for an assistance intervention in the Philippines. This summer he was visited by a delegation from the Witzigmann Academy.

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ECKART 2014: Culinary art creative resonsibility

The Eckart Witzigmann Award was celebrated on Wednesday with a grand gala event at BMW Museum. “Chef of the century” Witzigmann paid tribute to fellow chefs Shuzo Kishida, Heinz Reitbauer, Sr. and Heinz Reitbauer, Jr. The ECKART 2014 for “Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment” went to surfing legend Jon Rose and his project “waves 4 water”, while singer Mick Hucknall was recognised for his services to “Art of Living”.

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ECKART 2014: Visit with Alex Atala

In 2013, the Brazilian star chef Alex Atala received the ECKART 2013 for Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment. The prize was endowed with 10,000 euros by the BMW Group. We met up with Alex Atala and asked him what he did with his prize money. Here is his answer.

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