The theme of this year is "Leaving no one behind". This is an adaptation of the Sustainable Development goal by 2030: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.
Water is one of the world’s most precious and natural resources. Every day we interact with water in many different ways. Water is essential in our daily lives, from that first glass of water of the day through our last shower before sleeping. But fresh water is not an endless resource.
Why Save Water
Fresh clean water is a scarce resource around the world. It is fundamental that we all act to help preserve this precious resource.
By realizing how easy it is to waste water in daily activities, we can also see how simple it is to save water every day by embracing a few changes in our habits.
Key Facts About Water
- Around 700 million people in 43 countries suffer today from water scarcity
- A third of the world’s biggest groundwater systems are already in distress
- More than 2 billion people live in countries experiencing high water stress. The situation will likely worsen as populations and the demand for water grow, and as the effects of climate change intensify.
Tips for Saving Water at Home
The easiest place to start saving water is at home. Here are a few tips that will allow you to conserve and preserve fresh water:
- Rinse your hands, clothes or vegetables in a bowl or sink instead of a running tap
- Turn off the tap while brushing teeth, soaping hands or shaving
- Take showers instead of baths
- Water plants with the same water used for washing vegetables
- Run washing machines or dishwashers with a full load
- Fix dripping taps and water leaks promptly
- Use water saving devices, e.g. water efficient shower head, water tap and washing machine; dual flush cistern for the toilet, and pay attention to water efficiency labels
- Control the flow from the tap and do not turn it to the full if not necessary
- Avoid flushing unnecessarily
The Cirrus shower head is eco-friendly and reduces the water consumption by up to 75%. It can save up to 15 000 gallons a year for an average consumption of a 4 persons household.
The Cirrus shower head uses water-atomizing technology to break the drops in a million tiny droplets.
Not only it reduces the water consumption, but it also increases the coverage and reduces the water waste that goes directly into the pipes. Less waste, more coverage, better experience.
If you want to get involved in the Word Water Day campaign and learn more about the reality of the water crisis and how it affects every aspect of society, go to www.worldwaterday.org.