World Water Day 2017 – Why waste water?
The trauma in the news which fills our screens most evenings is sadly not new. The current drought in Somalia reminds us that when the rivers have dried and there are no wells human life becomes very fragile indeed. World Water Day, on 22nd March every year, is about taking action to tackle water crisis. The ability to access water and also the necessity to have clean drinking water is integral to our survival, however today it’s estimated that ‘1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio’(http://www.worldwaterday.org).
In 1993, the United Nations officially ‘designated March 22nd as World Water Day in collaboration with governments and partners’ the Sustainable Development Goals, were also launched in ‘2015 to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030.’ This year the theme at the heart of World Water Day is ‘wastewater’ and the campaign is in fact titled ‘Why waste water?’ at Clearwater Technology we do our best every day to help our UK customers to reduce their costs and water usage, by assisting in reusing wastewater. It’s estimated by 2030 that the global demand for water is expected to double. Therefore, reused wastewater will be a necessity to help address the challenges of food production and industrial development; alongside providing both economic and financial benefits. Our business has noticed that farmers are increasingly looking into non-conventional water resources, including wastewater.
‘In households, farms or factories, the principle is the same: stop putting rubbish, oils and chemicals down the drain. With fewer pollutants entering the system, we help protect the environment and our water resources (www.worldwaterday.org). It’s thought on average, high-income countries treat about 70% of the wastewater they generate, while that ratio drops to 38% in upper-middle-income countries and to 28% in lower-middle-income countries. In low-income countries, only 8% of industrial and municipal wastewater undergoes treatment of any kind (Sato et. al, 2013).
To celebrate this World Water Day, why not take a look at some photographs by Dusan Stojancevic demonstrating how Cambodians have made progress in their country to reach more people with clean water since 2000.’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-39332349
For further information about how we can help your business visit www.clearwater.eu.com