This week marks World Water Week, an annual convention at which the world community gathers to identify the world’s most critical water problems. This year’s concept, sponsored by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), would be “Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water.” So, to kick off this year’s Water Week, we figured we’d discuss some details about this special and important week with you.
Water issues around the world are discussed, along with potential solutions, during World Water Week, an international conference. This annual international conference on water management aims to address humanity’s biggest problems, including food and nutrition security, general wellbeing, agricultural production, innovation, biodiversity, as well as climate change.
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SIWI, a non-profit foundation, organises the World Water Week Conference (Stockholm International Water Institute). SIWI was the first to organise this international water convention in 1991. And it takes place in Stockholm, the Swedish capital, each year. Every year, a meaningful title is given to the weeklong celebration of World Water Day, which serves as the event’s main topic. The theme of World Water Week 2021 the previous year was Building Resilience Faster. The theme of World Water Week in 2022 is the same as it is every year: Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water.
The title Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water refers to the fact that understanding and appreciating water are also major global issues. We must preserve everything in nature, including plants, soil, and water. To assist people in comprehending all aspects of water, World Water Week 2022 divides its topic into three primary categories, which are listed below.
● The value of water for people and development – Tuesday 23 August and Monday 29 August
● The financial and economic value of water – Wednesday 24 August and Tuesday 30 August
● The value of water for nature and climate – Thursday 25 August and Wednesday 31 August
Important facts about water to know this World Water Week:
● The World Health Organization suggests that 2 gallons per person per day be used to meet the needs of the majority of people in the majority of circumstances, and approximately 5 gallons per person per day be used to meet basic sanitation and food hygiene needs.
● When full, the average water collection container in Africa weighs more than 40 pounds.
● A pair of jeans requires 2,641 gallons of water to produce.
● A faucet can leak 3,000 gallons per year at one drip per second.
● More than a quarter of all bottled water is sourced from municipal water supplies, the same source as tap water.
● A typical faucet produces 1.5 gallons of water per minute.
● Women spend 40 billion hours a year collecting water around the world.
● More than half of primary schools in developing countries lack access to water and sanitation (i.e. toilets and hand washing basins).
● Every hour, 115 people die in Africa due to a lack of access to safe drinking water.
Ways to celebrate World Water Week:
Participate in Virtual Events
Every year, the Stockholm International Water Institute organises World Water Week. Because it will be conducted entirely online this year, more participants from all over the world can participate. You can anticipate interacting with individuals from more than 130 nations as well as other organisations trying to find solutions to the world’s water problems.
Try to watch a Documentary
These days, you can find almost anything to watch on streaming platforms. Therefore, start your education with a documentary film if you want to support the world by commemorating World Water Week. On Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, you can pick good movies presented by people all over the world. These documentaries frequently address issues like marine pollution, single-use plastics, as well as climate change.
Help Water Organisations
There is no doubt that Africa, where there is a severe lack of access to clean water, is the primary region affected by the global water crisis. The internal infrastructure needed to purify their water or access new natural resources is, however, lacking in many nations. These issues have impacted millions of people who do not have clean water at their fingertips. So, celebrating World Water Week by donating to organisations that help promote consciousness or work toward the goal of bringing safe drinking water to everyone is an excellent way to celebrate.
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