March 22 2022 ■
World Water Day
What is world water day?
The 22nd of March marks the celebration of World Water Day. Starting in 1993, the annual United Nations Observance celebrates water and raises awareness of the people that don’t have access to safe water. World Water Day aims to inspire action towards water sanitation for all by 2030.
Why is it important?
As of today, 1 in 10 people (771 million) don’t have access to safe water. However, this is more than just a water crisis. This has many consequences to the lives, health, and well-being of those affected.
- Health Crisis: Every 2 minutes, a child dies from a water-related disease and approximately 1 million people die annually from water, sanitation, and hygiene related diseases.
- Education Crisis: Children are with-held from proper education due to time spent collecting water.
- Economic Crisis: $260 billion is lost globally due to the global water crisis.
It’s not just water.
As you can see, the global water crisis is more than a water crisis. Everyone should have access to safe drinking water. World Water Day is a great opportunity to think about how we can conserve our water.
What it means to us.
World Water Day is a day to celebrate and raise awareness at Just Water. It is a special day where we encourage everyone to enjoy many glasses of water! Crystal clear, clean water is what we do, and we believe everyone should have access to safe water. We encourage every kiwi to value their water and find ways to conserve it. Simply turning the tap off whilst brushing your teeth can make a huge difference. We are fortunate to have access to clean water in New Zealand so make the most of it.
Find out more ways to save water here: https://www.smartwater.org.nz/
How to support World Water Day.
So how can we help these 771 million people gain access to safe drinking water?
Donate: The best way to help is to donate. Even just $1 will help. There are many organisations that make a big impact. Donating to these will help them do so. See where to donate via the links below.
Go to https://www.worldwaterday.org to learn more.