What is World Water Day?
World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, is an annual United Nations Observance focusing on the importance of freshwater.
What is the aim of World Water Day?
World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
What is World Water Day 2020 about?
World Water Day 2020 is about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked. The campaign shows how our use of water will help reduce floods, droughts, scarcity and pollution, and will help fight climate change itself.
By adapting to the water effects of climate change, we will protect health and save lives. And, by using water more efficiently, we will reduce greenhouse gases.
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The contribution to the water supply security in times of corona in Germany
- We secure your drinking water supply and wastewater disposal. Around the clock, reliably and in top quality.
- We are prepared for crises like this. Because our mission is to provide services of general interest.
- Our drinking water is very well protected against all viruses, including corona viruses.
- Water is not a relevant transmission path for the current corona virus. A transmission of the virus via the public drinking water supply is highly unlikely according to current knowledge (statement of the Federal Environment Agency of 9 March 2020).
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The rain gardens to catch rainwater
"In Poland, we create rain gardens to catch rainwater. This allows not only to retain water but also to solve the problem of flooding the surrounding streets during heavy rains. "
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In the Czech Republic has been everythig stopped by corona virus. It was planed to organize study visit in April, awareness day on the beginig of the May for public and stakehodler meeting in May. Everything has to been postnoted. But still, we would like to inform about water scarity, water reuse and do not forget to protect water! Please, find few advices below to protect our primary source of the life.
Everybody can help,choose one thing to change today:
- take a five minute shower, do not bath
- switch of the tap when you brush your teeth
- drink tap water and do not buy the water in plastic bottles
- use your reuseable bottle for the water
- don’t throw away edible food
- shop sustainably
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World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Water and Climate Change’, explores how water and climate change are inextricably linked.
As the global population grows, so does the demand for water, which depletes natural resources and damages the environment in many places. Solutions include protecting carbon sinks such as oceans and wetlands, adopting climate-smart agricultural techniques, and increasing the safe reuse of wastewater.
Water is our most precious resource – we must use it more responsibly. We must balance all of society’s water needs while ensuring the poorest people don’t get left behind.
The World Water Day 2020 campaign explains statements such as:
• We cannot afford to wait. Climate policy makers must put water at the heart of action plans.
• Water can help fight climate change. There are sustainable, affordable and scalable water and sanitation solutions.
• Everyone has a role to play. In our daily lives, there are surprisingly easy steps we can all take to address climate change.
Explore this year’s theme and browse our collection of stories to find out more: www.worldwaterday.org