Clean Water Here and UN Water celebrate UN World Water Day by promoting the need for safe drinking water in the United States and around the world by launching another global social-media campaign, and presenting the 2019 World Water Champion award to a celebrity who has used their unique platform to promote safe water for people in need.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.
But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.
Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.
Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right.
We cannot move forward as a global society while so many people are living without safe water.
This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis and addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.
As part of the Clean Water Here global initiative, dignitaries, celebrities and the public will lend their own social media voices to help address the global water crisis.
“The lack of safe drinking water is one of the most important global challenges of the 21st century,” said Lani Dolifka, the creator of Clean Water Here. “Although the circumstances are very different in Flint Michigan and Sub-Saharan Africa, both share the same human story of woman and children suffering because of the lack of safe drinking water.” added Dolifka, who also serves as CEO of Watermill Express, the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the United States. “Safe drinking water is fundamental to the stability of any community – no matter how big or small.”
A proud supporter of Clean Water Here, Watermill Express has been providing a sustainable alternative for clean, affordable drinking water in the United States for over 30 years.
Safe drinking water is a human right. It’s vital for all people regardless of gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, income, and political views. That is why we are working to improve access to sustainable safe drinking water by raising awareness, supporting research & education, and advocating for underserved communities in the US and abroad. For more information visit cleanwaterhere.org
Clean Water Here supporter Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the U.S. and the green alternative to prepackaged water. Watermill Express customers reuse their own clean containers to reduce pollution from single-use plastic water bottles. Founded in 1984, Watermill Express supports causes that promote the health and welfare of children and families. For more information visit watermillexpress.com
World Water Day has been observed since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as the annual “World Day for Water.” Coordinated by UN Water in support of the 193 member nations of the UN, this day is devoted to implementing recommendations and promoting concrete activities within their countries regarding the world’s water resources. In addition to the UN member states, a number of NGOs promoting clean water leverage World Water Day as a time to focus public attention on the critical water issues facing the world. For more information visit worldwaterday.org