BLUE4WATERWorld Water Day March 22
What is World Water Day?
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.
The theme of this year is WasteWater
Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting the environment, and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.
- Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.
- 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces2, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. Unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene cause around 842,000 deaths each year.3
- 663 million people still lack improved drinking water sources.
- By 2050, close to 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, compared to 50% today5. Currently, most cities in the global south do not have adequate infrastructure and resources to address wastewater management in an efficient and sustainable way.
Download Factsheet why WasteWater from WorldWaterDay.org
Take The Action
It’s World Water Day! Support the BLUE Day and Be Blue too Da Ba Dee.
Here are few ways how to be #Blue4Today:
- Click here to #Donate4Water
- Be Social4Water and share #Blue4Water
- Take the challenge #Drink4Water
- Change your #Profile4Blue
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