World Water Day
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2018, World Water Day has adopted the theme ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
At SaskWater, ‘Environment’ makes the list when we identify our top-six corporate values. As we go about our mission, to provide safe, reliable and sustainable water and wastewater services for Saskatchewan, we respect and support the environment and the communities where we live and work.
Innovation is another value on that list and we’re proud to have projects under our belt that showcase both innovation and environmental stewardship. Our woodlot irrigation pilot project, which uses treated wastewater as a water supply for newly planted trees, is one example of a nature-based solution for conserving and reusing water.
SaskWater knows that without safe, reliable water services, our communities and people cannot survive. Our goal is to help Saskatchewan's residents understand the true value of water as a part of our commitment to ensure that high quality water continues to flow today and well into the future.
SaskWater invites you to browse through our website's links to learn how you can make every day a World Water Day celebration.
The UN's World Water Day Campaign
THE ANSWER IS IN NATURE
How can we reduce floods, droughts and water pollution?
By using the solutions we already find in nature.
Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.
One of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.
Wherever you are and whatever you do on March 22, make it about nature and water.
Dive into great stories from around the world and immerse yourself in knowledge about nature and water.
Visit the following link to download World Water Day designed materials and help get the message out there: http://worldwaterday.org/resources/
Hold an Event
Join the global community of people informing and inspiring those around them. Visit the following link to upload a listing of your event and learn about events scheduled around the world: http://worldwaterday.org/events-map/