World Water Day

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Join us in celebrating World Water Day - 22 March 2021

This year, World Water Day is 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' will be launched. Click here to learn more. Valuing water is key to achieving the United Nations global goals.

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Get involved and join the conversation

Water means different things to different people. This year's conversation is about what water means to you. How is water important to your home and family life, your livelihood, your cultural practices, your wellbeing, your local environment?

Today, water is under threat around the world from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and the worsening impacts of climate change.

Visit our Facebook page where you can get involved in the conversation.

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.
To learn more about World Water Day 2021, click here.
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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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