NBSB Spreads Awareness About World Water Day
Daily, 2.2 billion people do not have access to safe or clean water. It is a vital resource. For many, water sanitization issues never cross their minds and are a thing of the past, but there are still many people in this world, including in America, that don’t have fresh, clean water available to them as readily as we do. Here are some ways to support your community and raise awareness about preserving our natural resources.
Appreciation: Take this day to reflect on and appreciate the water quality we do have. Although it may seem like an essential amenity, many people go without it. We want to spread awareness about this global crisis and what we can do to help.
What does water mean to you? We are so accustomed to having it; imagine for a moment that we didn’t. How would we wash our clothes, cook our food, bath ourselves, how would we stay hydrated and healthy? We must discover how water is essential to us individually and how crucial it is for all of us, globally, every day.
Risks: There are high risks to people without freshwater access. Not only can they not correctly clean their clothes, their food, and themselves, but also consider that using available water, yet unsafe, can put people at risk for cholera, dysentery, typhoid, polio, and much more. In addition to the genuine impact on communities and people, it is vital to be aware of unsafe water’s effect on the earth. Contaminated and polluted water sources are just as harmful to Mother Nature as humans.
The World Water Day Campaign, underway by the United Nations, is celebrating its 29th year of spreading awareness, educating people world-wide and advocating for sustainable management of freshwater resources. Are you looking to get involved? Use the hashtag #WATER2ME to spark the conversation on social media about why water is essential to you and your family and how we can value and appreciate it more.
Continued Efforts: The United Nations is hosting a secondary and ongoing campaign called the “Groundwater- Making the Invisible Visible” as part of their goal is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030.
To learn more about World Water Day, spread awareness, or get involved, visit their website at https://www.worldwaterday.org/