World Water Day is celebrated annually on 22 March as an opportunity to learn about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference.
World Water Day is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. There are over 663 million people in the world living without a safe water supply close to home. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.
Soneva properties actively contribute to solve the safe drinking water issue by regularly devolving a percentage of the revenues from water sales to Whole World Water.
This year’s theme ‘Water and Wastewater’ provides an important opportunity to understand that wastewater is a valuable resource in the circular economy and its safe management is an efficient investment in the health of humans and ecosystems.
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.
Instead of wasting wastewater, we need to reduce and reuse it. In our homes, we can reuse greywater on our gardens and plots. In our cities, we can treat and reuse wastewater for green spaces. In industry and agriculture, we can treat and recycle discharge for things like cooling systems and irrigation.
Despite the fact that our world is 80% water, water is a finite resource.
We truly believe that small changes done by everyone can have global positive impacts. This is what we can all do in our daily lives:
- Turn off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth or doing dishes or scrubbing vegetables. Otherwise you’re just making wastewater without even using it!
- Put rubbish, oils, chemicals, and food in the bin, not down the drain. The dirtier your wastewater, the more energy and money it costs to treat it.
- Collect used water from your kitchen sink or bathtub and use it on plants and gardens, and to wash your bike or car.
Are you a water waster? Take the quiz!
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