The first World Water Day was held on March 22, 1993. It is celebrated annually since then on the same date. World Water Day has become an important project of the United Nations.
As World Water Day has grown in significance it is the ultimate goal of the United Nations, NGO’s, and Sovereign Nations to put water on the minds of everyone on a daily basis. Water is a fundamental element of life; without it nothing would be alive on this earth.
Since 2002 World Water Day has had a different theme to highlight the many concerns associated with water. In 2002 the first theme was “Water for Development”. In 2012 it was, “Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry”. The 2022 theme is “Groundwater- Making the Invisible Visible.”
Expecting Clean Water
Industrialized, modern societies take clean water for granted. It is expected that a person can go to their kitchen, bathroom, or even outdoor spigot turn it on and out comes water. On World Water Day, The United Nations wants everyone who turns on a faucet or spigot or cracks open a bottle of water in a disposable bottle to know about the 2.2 billion people on earth living without access to safe drinking water.
The UN notes that World Water Day is “about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: “water and sanitation for all by 2030.”
The 2022 World Water Day theme is focused on the invisible ground water because, “Life would not be possible without groundwater. Most arid areas of the world depend entirely on groundwater. Groundwater supplies a large proportion of the water we use for drinking, sanitation, food production and industrial processes. It is also critically important to the healthy functioning of ecosystems, such as wetlands and rivers. We must protect them from overexploitation – abstracting more water than is recharged by rain and snow - and the pollution that currently haunts them, since it can lead to the depletion of this resource, extra-costs of processing it, and sometimes even preventing its use. Exploring, protecting, and sustainably using groundwater will be central to surviving and adapting to climate change and meeting the needs of a growing population.”
Reusable Water Bottles – Not Disposable
Over the last half-century convenience has overtaken sustainability, including with delivering clean drinking water. The citizens of industrialized nations came to not trust the drinking water supplied in their home for a variety of reasons including:
- Lead in the pipes
- Polluted streams that fed reservoirs
- Reservoirs polluted from urban sprawl
- Groundwater tainted by industrial production facilities
This led to the surge in water in plastic disposable bottles. These plastic disposable bottles became an easy way to deliver drinking water to the 2.2 billion people who do not have access to clean water. The trouble is that the solution is worsening the problem. The disposal of billions upon billions of plastic water bottles are a threat to clean water. They are polluting creeks, streams, rivers, and oceans around the world.
The annual production of plastic water bottles also leads to wasted clean water and the contamination of sources. The solution? Return to the past with reusable beverage containers including reusable water bottles.
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Think your OK because you recycle – Think AGAIN – “There are 50 billion water bottles consumed every year, about 30 billion of them in the US (which means we consume roughly 60 percent of the world's water bottles, even though we're about 4.5 percent of the world population).” Norm Scriever, Contributor, Huffington Post.
The only way to be come a sustainable water consumer on the go is with a personal reusable water container that goes with you anywhere.