The campaign encourages and empowers the public to lend their social voice to help people understand the nature and scope of the global water crisis.
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water.
Having access to safe water is important for the health and well being of the planet. Without it, millions of women and children are affected every day through disease and the lack of proper hand washing and safe drinking water.
Plants, animals, and humans need water to survive and extreme weather events make water more scarce, more unpredictable, and more polluted. It will take all of us to make a difference. Individuals can modify their own carbon footprint. Governments can ensure equitable climate policy. Together we can raise awareness.
The coronavirus outbreak can be managed by encouraging proper hand washing to improve the world’s vulnerability to disease.
“The lack of safe drinking water is one of the most important global challenges of the 21st century,” said Lani Dolifka, 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. “Safe drinking water and proper personal hygiene are fundamental to the stability of any community – no matter how big or small.”
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