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World Water Day 2022
Celebrating World Water Day 2022
World Water Day has been recognized around the world since 1993, with the purpose of emphasizing the importance of water and the global water crisis.
The United Nations has said “This years theme ‘groundwater’, draws attention to the hidden water resource that has always been critically important but not fully recognized in sustainable development policymaking.” (https://www.un.org/en/observances/water-day)
The “groundwater” theme touches many areas as it plays a vital role in drinking water, sanitation, agriculture, ecosystems, and much more.
We are committed to installing irrigation systems that water efficiently and uses less water on turf. By using various methods to control the amount of water used such as smart controllers, we work on preventing water waste. This includes properly designing systems with correctly placed heads to ensure 100% coverage with no water being wasted. Along with Wi-Fi smart controllers which monitor weather and use rain sensors to skip watering should the landscape already have enough water / moisture to continue thriving.
Looking for ways in which you can help? Check out this list of the top 10 Nonprofits fighting the global water crisis. https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/nonprofits-fighting-global-water-crisis
Milestones of the Global Water Crisis
1700’s – 1800’s: Industrialization leads to increased urbanization in England.
1800’s: Water shortages first appear in historical records.
1854: Dr. John Snow discovers the link between water and spread of cholera during an outbreak in London.
1866: In the United States, there are 136 public water systems; by the turn of the century, there are 3,000.
1900: Since 1900, more than 11 million people have died from drought, and drought has affected more than 2 billion people.
1972: The U.S. Clean Water Act updates 1948 legislation to control water pollution and funds construction of sewage treatment plants.
1993: The U.N. General Assembly designates March 22nd as World Water Day.
2000: The U.N. member states set Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for development progress, including a 2015 target to halve the. number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water.
2003: UN-Water was founded as a coordinating platform for issues of sanitation and fresh water 5 access.
2005: About 35 of the global population experiences chronic water shortages, up from 9% in 1960.
2005 – 2015: U.N. member states prioritize water and sanitation development during International Decade for Action “Water for Life.”
2008: The U.N. recognized International Year of Sanitation prioritizes health and dignity.
2010: The MDGs clean water access target is acheived five years ahead of schedule. More than 2 billion people have gained access to safe drinking water since 1990. The U.N. General Assembly recognizes the right of each person to have adequate supplies. of water. for personal and domestic use that. are physically accessible, equitably distributed, safe, and affordable.
2013: The U.N. designates November 19 as World Toilet Day to highlight the global issue that billions of people still do not have access to proper sanitation.
2015: About 2.6 billion people have gained access to clean water in the last 25 years, and about 1.4 billion gained basic access to sanitation since 2000. The U.N. member states sign on to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) – Successors to the MDGs, that promise clean water and sanitation for all by 2030.
2018: U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres makes a glocal call to action for WASH in all healcare facilities, citing how they’re crucial for preventing and. reducing diseases. Without basic WASH services, they can contribute to more infections and preventable deaths for mothers and newborns.
2020: About 1.8 billion patients and health workers face a higher risk of Covid-19 Infection and other diseases due to the lack. of basic water and sanitation services at health services, according. to WHO and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF)