It's World Water Day and some of you may be wondering what the purpose of this day may be, so we’ve decided to give you a quick overview as well as some helpful water-saving tips.
World Water Day’s purpose is to focus our attention on the importance of water with emphasis on universal access to clean drinking water on a daily basis.
Lately, the annual event has been used as a platform to educate citizens worldwide, on sustainable management of fresh water resources.
This day is celebrated in a variety of ways, ranging from musical events, theatrics and educational seminars.
There is a coordinated theme of the day, every year. Each year, the theme changes in order to shed light on the various subjects and concerns surrounding water conservation.
This year, the theme is ‘Nature for Water’, which promotes natures solutions to overcoming international water challenges.
Simple solutions, such as tree planting in order to replenish our forests, reconnecting canals and rivers to floodplains and restoring our beautiful wetlands. All of these solutions will be explored on World Water Day 2018.
We are sure that you are well aware of the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa (a city surrounded by water).
This crisis has taught us that water challenges do not only exist in rural areas and we need to educate ourselves on how to use water sparingly.
- Collect grey water in a bucket while showering or washing your hands. This water can be reused to flush toilets.
- Make use of waterless hand sanitiser to limit the amount of water used to wash your hands.
- Water your garden early in the morning or later in the evening to prevent the water being evaporated by the sun.
- When rinsing veggies, collect the water in a bucket and reuse it to water your plants.
- Finally, make every drop count! Be conscious of the amount of water you use daily and teach others to do the same.
Happy World Water Day and happy shopping! xx