World Water Day is a global event hosted by the UN in order to spread awareness on water related issues. This year, the theme of World Water Day is “Water and Jobs”. Half of the world’s population works in a water-related industry, and most jobs depend on the accessibility to clean, safe water. The main message this year revolves around protecting Earth’s water resources and, in turn, protecting our own livelihoods. In conjunction with World Water Day on March 22st, Canada Water Week runs from March 21st to 27th, raising awareness and inspiring Canadians to take action with events across the country. With climate change putting even greater pressure on our water resources, it’s time to talk water!
Only 2.5% of water on Earth is freshwater, and of that about 1% is useable. The remaining fresh water is contained in glaciers or in unreachable locations. Considering how much we depend on water for life, there’s no doubt this resource must be protected! But did you know that water conservation and reducing your carbon footprint actually go hand-in-hand?