World Water Day

world water day 2021

World Water Day - 22 March 2021

This year, World Water Day was all about what water means to you, its true value and how we can all work together to better protect this vital resource. By talking about and sharing the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value and safeguard it effectively for everyone.

On World Water Day 2021, the UN World Water Development Report on 'valuing water' was launched. Click here to access the report. Valuing water is and will always be key to achieving the United Nations global goals.

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Fun facts about water that make you stop and think

  • A whopping 46% of people worldwide do not have piped water to their homes.
  • Around 900 million people around the world lack access to clean water.
  • It’s recommended we drink around 2 litres of water a day.
  • It takes three litres of water to produce one litre of bottled water.
  • About 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to a toilet. Thousands die every day due to waterborne diseases such as cholera, botulism etc.
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To produce food we need water

In New Zealand, a lot of the food we rely on and enjoy is produced in Auckland – using water provided by us. Do you know how much water is used to produce your food? Around 1,000 to 5,000 litres! Shifting diets from predominantly starch-based to meat and dairy require more water.

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Hmmm ...

Is watering your garden using the most water?

Or, are you doing the laundry every second day? Remember, full loads use less water than half loads.

Or, perhaps showering uses the most water in your household.

If you're still wondering, click here to apply for a free water audit.
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Ponder that and ponder this ...

While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields.

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