The World Water Day is celebrated every March 22 to put the spotlight on the importance of water. Under the theme “Nature for Water“, this year, solutions based on nature are explored to face the challenges of the 21st century.
In adequa we wanted to join this celebration by encouraging our team to involve the little ones in each house. We have asked them to send us drawings answering the question “What does water mean to you? Let’s draw-it!“. Until next April 3, children from 0 to 16 years old will be the protagonists in our social networks, since we will be publishing their drawings, helping to raise awareness about the importance of this precious resource.
This activity is part of the events registered and recognized by UN-Water (United Nations) that coordinates the efforts of UN agencies and international organizations working on water and sanitation issues.
More than 2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water in their homes and more than twice do not have access to safe sanitation services, affecting their health, education and livelihoods. Due to the rapid growth of the world’s population, water demand is projected to increase by almost one third by the year 2050. Goal 6 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the importance of ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and the sanitation.
The management of water resources requires new solutions to counteract the growing challenges of water security arising from population growth and climate change. Nature-based solutions are essential for achieving this goal, an innovative response that, in fact, has existed for thousands of years. Its impact can be significant: from the small-scale water harvesting structures in Rajasthan, India, which returned the water to 1,000 villages affected by the drought, to the rebirth of traditional “hima” practices of land management, in the basin of the Zarqa River, in Jordan, which produce higher quality spring water by not overexploiting the soil.
These issues have been analyzed in the “United Nations World Report on the Development of Water Resources 2018” presented on March 19 in Brasilia, Brazil.
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