12 Mar World Water Day 2020
World Water Day is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater.
Held on Sunday the 22nd of March, the theme for 2020 is water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked. As the global population grows, so does the demand for water, which depletes natural resources and damages the environment in many places.
This year’s campaign aims to show how the correct use of water will help reduce floods, droughts, scarcity and pollution, and will help fight climate change itself. By adapting to the water effects of climate change, health will be protected and lives will be saved. And, by using water more efficiently, greenhouse gases will be reduced.
The key messages for the day, outlined by the UN, are: we cannot afford to wait. Climate policymakers must put water at the heart of action plans. Water can help fight climate change. There are sustainable, affordable and scalable water and sanitation solutions. Everyone has a role to play. In our daily lives, there are surprisingly easy steps we can all take to address climate change.
Choose one thing today:
- Take a five-minute shower.
- Choose a plant-based meal.
- Turn off sleeping tech.
- Don’t throw away edible food.
- Shop sustainably.