Water is the building block of life.
It’s easy for many of us to take water for granted as it just comes out of a tap anytime you want it.
Yet, all over the globe there are people who don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water.
March 22 is World Water Day, a day dedicated to drawing attention to the water-related issues that humans face in almost every country. Created by the United Nations, the goal of World Water Day is to bring aid to people who truly need it across borders.
This year’s theme is ‘Accelerating Change’. It is important to raise awareness that change must happen quickly to solve the water and sanitation crisis that exists around the world.
You and your family, school and community can make a difference by changing the way you use, consume and manage water in your lives.
HOW TO OBSERVE WORLD WATER DAY
- Try to reduce your water footprintIt may not seem like you use a lot of water in your daily life, but you’d be surprised how much water it takes to perform household tasks.
- Organise an event to raise awareness. If you want to see a grand and immediate impact, you could organise a charity event. All over the world, communities hold events for World Water Day. You could focus on simply raising awareness about any number of the water related issues we face, or you could even collect donations for areas with extreme need.
- Use the story of the hummingbird to raise awareness that every little bit helps. In the ancient story, the hummingbird carries drops of water to put out a great fire, she was doing everything she could. Click on the official image below for the story. A great start to a P4C lesson or introduction to this year’s theme.
- Download the activation kit that will help you promote World Water Day 2023 to all your friends. You can even get sustainably produced merchandise to spread the message offline in the real world!
How will you observe World Water Day this year?
Leave a comment below to share ideas!
Till next time…