22 March – The World Water Day 2021
Have you ever thought about purifying and reusing domestic waste water for non-drinking purposes?
Many people today consider water an unlimited good without realizing that if climatic conditions were to worsen in the Mediterranean basin alone, people with less access to water would quadruple from nearly 80 million to more than 300 million.
Have you ever thought how many liters can be saved by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth?
Let’s do the math:
Only in ENGLAND, calculating 2 minutes a day for oral hygiene, the quantity of water WASTED daily corresponds to about 37 trucks full of 1.5 liter plastic bottles.
While the use of the bathtub causes WASTE five times more than the shower.
A badly closed or dripping tap can cause you to WASTE more than 2,500 1.5-liter plastic bottles.
Water is the most precious asset we have so we begin to VALUING WATER.
Remember: Water means different things to different people.
Whenever it comes to climate change, we hear about air pollution but hardly even water is related. The climate is changing and will continue to change, affecting societies primarily through water. Climate change will affect the availability, quality and quantity of water for basic human needs, threatening the effective enjoyment of human rights to water and sanitation for billions of people. Altering the water cycle will also pose risks to energy production, food security, human health, economic development and poverty reduction, thus seriously jeopardizing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
On March 22, 2021, World Water Day will be celebrated in an online event. World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a central goal of compliance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
The theme of World Water Day 2021 is to enhance water. The value of water is much more than its price: water has enormous and complex value for our families, food, culture, health, education, the economy and the integrity of our natural environment . If we neglect any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite and irreplaceable resource. SDG 6 is to ensure water and sanitation for all. Without a complete understanding of the true multidimensional value of water, we will not be able to safeguard this vital resource for the benefit of all.
Check the agenda and register!
Download the information sheet (eng) on WorldWaterDay.org.