Day 81 World Water Day

844 million people worldwide suffer from thirst or from contaminated water.

We Water

World Water Day is celebrated on the 22nd March every year, to enforce the importance of fresh water. Even though water is extremely important for us to live, it is often taken for granted. It is a big part of the human body and we need it to function properly, it helps with temperature regulating, lubricating joints, aids digestion, keeps us nourished and much more. Water ensures life and growth, helping plants, trees and fresh foods to grow.

Today, 1 in 3 people live without safe drinking water.

United Nations

When people don’t have access to fresh, safe to drink water they end up settling for any water they can get to. This water is usually contaminated with waste and is very harmful to the consumer, but they have no choice when fresh water is unavailable. Drinking contaminated water can cause many illnesses in a person, including but not limited to diarrhoea, polio and cholera. World Health Organisation estimated that 829000 people die from diarrhoea caused by drinking contaminated water every year.

World Water Day this year is about what water means to you and to consider how we can help protect it. Think about your everyday life, how much water do you use, sometimes without realising? When you flush the toilet, wash your hands, whilst cooking, making a hot drink, for central heating, while doing housework, or washing your car. What does it mean to you to have fresh water available? To me, having fresh water available is important for survival and it is a resource that needs to be protected. So turn the tap off when you are brushing your teeth, fix any water leaks immediately, use a water butt to water your garden and reuse water when possible. #WorldWaterDay

Have a nice day!

Chloé

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