The Value of World Water Day
World Water Day is the day created to help recognize an ongoing crisis taking place around the globe. Currently, 1 in 10 people lacks access to clean drinking water. And 1 in 3 is without access to a clean toilet.
We live in an era in which environmental challenges are taking precedence over our personal needs. In this latest post, our team highlights the importance of World Water Day and the actions you can take to conserve water locally.
What Is World Water Day?
Created in 1993, World Water Day is a UN event in recognition of the water access and sanitation challenges facing those around the world.
In the decades since its formation, World Water Day has been integral in helping bring millions together in fighting against common water challenges, and in helping to address the continuing issues we face as our population grows and resources dwindle.
March 22nd is the day on which we look around our neighborhood and consider how we can play an active role in responding to the water resources crises globally.
What Can You Do to Help?
While it might seem like the vast majority of water access challenges are taking place thousands of miles away from your home in Canada, there are steps you can take here at home to make an impact on access to local resources. Consider the following steps:
Limit your use of the dishwasher - It’s often easier to simply place the night’s dinner plates in the dishwasher after the meal has been consumed. But, by simply waiting until you have a full rack of dishes to be washed, you can save hundreds of gallons of water per year in your kitchen.
Teach others about water conservation - While there are only so many ways in which you can conserve water in your home, you can amplify your role in preventing future resource issues by teaching others about water conservation.
Discuss starting conservation groups with others in your social circle and speak with family and friends about the ways in which they can conserve water at home.
Reduce sprinkler use - It might be tempting to keep the sprinkler on throughout the summer to avoid that patchy, light green grass that occurs when temperatures rise.
But sprinklers are one of the leading causes of water waste across the country. Try to set your sprinkler to intermittent sprays and focus more on using watering cans than automated watering.
By taking the actions highlighted in this post, you can do your part to recognize the value of World Water Day this year. To learn more about the event, speak to our Cobourg, ON experts now at 289-251-1626.