The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind’.

This is an adaptation of the central promise of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) includes a target to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030.  

In 2019, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. In Gladstone we are so fortunate to be able to access this vital resource.   

Benefits of Drinking Water  

Keeping hydrated is crucial for health and well-being, but many people do not consume enough fluids each day. 

Around 60 percent of the body is made up of water, and around 71 percent of the planet’s surface is covered by water. 

Perhaps it is the abundant nature of water that means drinking enough each day is not at the top of many people’s lists of priorities. 

Fast facts on drinking water 

Adult humans are 60 percent water, and our blood is 90 percent water. 

There is no universally agreed quantity of water that must be consumed daily. 

Water is essential for the kidneys and other bodily functions. 

When dehydrated, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin disorders and wrinkling. 

Drinking water instead of soda can help with weight loss. 

Sources of water –  

Some of the water required by the body is obtained through foods with a high-water content, such as soups, tomatoes, oranges, etc, however, most of the water required comes from drinking water and other beverages. 

Drinking water, whether from the tap or a bottle, is the best source of fluid for the body.