Tag Archive: world water day

Mar 22

Happy World Water Day 2017

What are you doing today to conserve, protect, or create safe water for people, animals and the environment? Have you tried creating water from the air with EcoloBlue? Be sustainable, make water accessible for everyone, no plastic. Conserve today.

 

What is World Water Day?

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.

The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.

Source

Save

Mar 22

Happy World Water Day!

WWD2016_en-RVB

Happy World Water Day!

Take time to reflect on your water usage, and how you can do your part to conserve. Take time to reflect on all the local and foreign communities without a drop of safe water to drink. Take time to reflect on the technologies available out there that can make a difference.

And how timely is it that we launched a commercial in the heart of Times Square in New York today? It can be seen at least once an hour in the upper left screen on THIS webcam. If you find your self wandering through Times Square over the next couple of months and see it, please take a picture and share it with us.

Some facts from the World Water Day website.

Water, Economy and jobs

• Improving  water  productivity  to  close  the  worldwide  gap  between  supply  and  demand  for  water  will  cost  US$50-­‐60  billion annually over the next 20 years. With private sector investment comprising about half of that spending, positive returns could be expected in just three years (Boccaletti et al., 2009).
• It is estimated that 95% of jobs in the agriculture sector, 30% of jobs in the industry sector, and 10% of jobs in the services sector are heavily dependent on water. It is estimated that 5% of jobs in the agriculture sector, 60% of jobs in the industry sector and 30% of jobs in the services sector are moderately dependent on water. Nonetheless, not every job in the various subsector categories is equally dependent on water.
• An estimated 40% of the global economically-­‐active population work in crop and animal production, fisheries or hunting. Yet, only 20% are employed as waged workers (World Bank, 2005), and the remaining are self-­‐employed or contribute family labour to around 570 million farms.
• Worldwide, some of the most water-­‐intensive industry sectors employ great numbers of people: 22 million in food and drink (with 40% women), 20 million in chemical, pharmaceutical, and rubber and tyres, as well as 18 million in electronics.
• Water  supply  and  wastewater  facilities  operators  employ  about  80%  of  the  workers  in  the  water  industry  (UNESCO-­‐UNEVOC, 2012).
• The  energy  sector,  with  growing  water  withdrawal  that  currently  accounts  for  about  15%  of  the  world’s  total,  provides  direct employment.

Global perspectives on water

• Freshwater withdrawals have increased globally by about 1% per year since 1980’s, mainly due to growing demand in developing countries.
• Water resources are under pressure, with water scarcity affecting around 40% of the global population (CAWMA, 2007).
• An estimated 663 million people lack ready access to improved sources of drinking water (WHO/UNICEF, 2015).
• Between 2011 and 2050, the world population is expected to increase by 33%, growing from 7.0 billion to 9.3 billion (UN DESA, 2011), and food demand will rise by 70% in the same period (Bruinsma, 2009).
• Agriculture accounts for roughly 70% of total freshwater withdrawals globally and for over 90% in the majority of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) (FAO, 2011). Without improved efficiency measures, agricultural water consumption is expected to increase by about 20% globally by 2050 (WWAP, 2012).

Mar 19

EcoloBlue Celebrates World Water Day 2015

WorldBeat Cultural Center presents
World Water Day 2015

LINK

300X250When: Sunday, March 22nd 2015
11:00AM – 7:00PM
Where: WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd.
Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101
www.worldbeatcenter.org | info@worldbeatcenter.org
Cost: FREE

WorldBeat Center is joining the global World Water Day festivities with a full day celebration in San Diego on Sunday March 22nd, 2015. WorldBeat Center will be collaborating with local environmental organizations to continue to educate the public about water issues including conservation. With California’s continual drought and new water conservation restrictions it is important that San Diegans are aware of the new water restrictions and ways to save water. Activities will include: Afro-Cuban Percussion and Dance and African Dance workshops, local water activist speakers, Tibetan Bell Meditation, outdoor children’s water conservation poster painting, children’s storytelling and a globally synchronized water blessing and meditation. WorldBeat Center will also feature two atmospheric water generators (AWG) that make water from air and are sponsored by Watair and EcoloBlue. At 6pm PST millions will be uniting in “a moment of intention” for the waters of our world and the creatures that inhabit them. Both WorldBeat Center and Centro Cultural de la Raza are celebrating World Water Day as part of their mutual water history as former water towers.

World Water Day:
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year. For 2015, the theme for World Water Day is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’. To learn more visit www.unwater.org

EcoloBlue’s atmospheric Water generators are state of the art AWGs, with a major emphasis on Water generation, energy reductions, and ease of use. The EcoloBlue range varies from up to 30L/8Gal a day for the home/office market, up to millions of liters/day in customizable Water Stations.

Mar 21

World Water Day – March 22, 2014

World Water Day 2014

World Water Day is about what you will do in 2014 and beyond to promote sustainable practices in the realm of water and energy. The key messages provided below are to be used as a basis to help you frame and design your own activities and messages. You can adapt the messages to your local conditions or to your specific audience to make them more targeted and efficient.

1. Water requires energy and energy requires water

Water is required to produce nearly all forms of energy. Energy is needed at all stages of water extraction, treatment and distribution.

2. Supplies are limited and demand is increasing

Demand for freshwater and energy will continue to increase significantly over the coming decades. This increase will present big challenges and strain resources in nearly all regions, especially in developing and emerging economies.

3. Saving energy is saving water. Saving water is saving energy

Choices concerning the supply, distribution, price, and use of water and energy impact one another.

4. The “bottom billion” urgently needs access to both water and sanitation services, and electricity

Worldwide, 1.3 billion people cannot access electricity, 768 million people lack access to improved water sources and 2.5 billion people have no improved sanitation. Water and energy have crucial impacts on poverty alleviation.

5. Improving water and energy efficiency is imperative as are coordinated, coherent and concerted policies

Better understanding between the two sectors of the connections and effects on each other will improve coordination in energy and water planning, leading to reducing inefficiencies. Policy-makers, planners and practitioners can take steps to overcome the barriers that exist between their respective domains. Innovative and pragmatic national policies can lead to more efficient and cost effective provision of water and energy services.

LINK