Six Senses adds new conservation event

Six Senses, a major force in sustainable development, has added another project to its growing list of activities.

This time, it’s playing co-host with H20 to a gathering of key figures in water sports and marine conservation as well as actors and performers to raise funds for UNESCO through the 

The list includes Hollywood actors Daryl Hannah and Kate Bosworth; British singer Beth Orton; German actor Michaela Merten; Foo Fighters keyboard player Rami Jaffee.

The event, the first annual Six Senses Water/Wo/Men  fundraiser that runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, will be held at Six Senses Laamu, the only resort in remote Laamu Atoll, 150 km north of the equator.

Also playing key roles – Jon Bowermaster, Favien Cousteau, Mitali Kahur, Carl Gustaf Lunden, Chris Gorell Barnes, Dr. Jacqueline Chan and Averill Strasser; iconic surfers Bethany Hamilton and Layne Beachley; windsurfers Levi Silver and Keith Teboul; kite surfers Mark Shinn and Alex Caizergues; extreme wake boarder Duncan Zuuc.

Conservationists will lead dialogues and debates on the most pressing marine and drinking water issues facing the world today.

“Global industrial growth, most of it very far away, has brought the Maldives to the front line in the battgle against rising sea levels,” said Sonu Shivdasani, Six Senses chairman and CEO.

“What happens to the Maldives and its 400,000 inhabitants may foretell the future of coastal regions of coastal regional around the globe. That is why events such as Watermen are so vital.

“From this year forward, Six Senses Water/Wo/Men  will offer an innovative, meaningful opportunity to play in the Indian Ocean among living legends while taking part in a unique part to move our global community — in the words of Maldivan President Mohamed Nasheed – ‘from apathy to action’.”

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