What is International World Water Day???
“…designated as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.”
Consider for a moment the range of uses in our personal homes: brush teeth, wash face, shower, wash & rinse dishes, drinking, cooking, waste, landscape (garden, plants…), clean up spills…..wash car, clothes, run vehicles…it is everywhere. Now consider those uses times 7 billion people. Of course not all are using water in the same ways, but there are 7 billion people on earth who need to be fed and to whom water is important.
Prepare for March 22 by thinking of how you will focus on your water usage throughout the day. A list of ways you use water each day and how long you use it would help to identify areas to improve. Choose a focus that you can manage; maybe setting up a gray-water recycling station is too challenging, but reducing the time you shower is manageable. Keep us posted here in the Earth Care Journal and share your experiences.
This video focuses on the water table with easy to understand information and animation. Click HERE to view.