Justice and Peace Issues
March 22 is World Water Day
The 2021 theme for WORLD WATER DAY which has been set by UN-WATER is VALUING WATER. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. Without a comprehensive understanding of water’s true, multidimensional value, we will be unable to safeguard this critical resource for the benefit of everyone.The aim of WWD is to celebrate water and raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. Today water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry and the worsening impacts of climate change.
A United Nations online event on March 22 celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis. A core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. Visit the SDG 6 Portal to learn more and see how the United State’s use of water compares with other countries.https://www.sdg6data.org
Link to United Nations Events https://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday2021/
The program will originate at 1 p.m. from Rome. For the Eastern U.S. it will be 8 a.m. Register here
TAP WATER vs BOTTLED WATER
Tap water is not only safe, but it’s often better than bottled water. Learn about the problems with bottled water and how to check the quality of your tap water at the Food and Water Watch website