The United Nations created World Water day with the goal to draw attention to the importance of water and how many people are without safe water access around the world. It is a chance to celebrate what water provides whilst simultaneously sharing awareness of the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
|| “Groundwater – making the invisible, visible”
Started in 1993, World Water Day has brought attention to a range of issues around water and changes that need to be made. Each year there is a new theme to give specific focus to, and this years’ theme is “Groundwater – making the invisible, visible”. Groundwater is essential to so many aspects of our lives, including drinking supplies, sanitation, food production, and industrial processes, as almost all liquid freshwater is groundwater.
It plays a critical role in adapting to climate change, but due to being out of sight, it can often be overlooked by people not realizing just how important it is.
|| “be a part of the action”
Events are hosted by people and organisations in the months leading up to the 22nd of March, with participation in the global public campaign which is launched several months prior by UN-Water. All their information and details for campaigns and activities to help you get involved can be found through their social media or online at www.worldwaterday.org so you can be a part of the action. Then, on World Water Day itself, the UN World Water Development Report is released. This links with the same topic as the campaign and recommends policy direction.
Key messages of the World Water Day 2022 campaign:
- Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere.
- Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater, supporting drinking water supplies, sanitation systems, farming, industry and ecosystems.
- What we do on the surface matters underground. We must only put harmless, biodegradable products on the soil and use water as efficiently as possible.
- Groundwater crosses borders. We must work together to manage transboundary groundwater resources.
- We cannot manage what we do not measure. Groundwater must be thoroughly explored, analyzed and monitored.
- Groundwater will play a critical role in adapting to climate change. We must protect and explore groundwater, balancing the needs of people and the planet.
|| “looking for skilled workers to join the sector”
Careers in the water sector can provide a fulfilling experience where you can feel proud of the work you do and make a difference to people’s lives. It is essential to have access to clean, safe water and the jobs involved with ensuring that that happens are looking for skilled workers to join the sector. Designing, building, and maintaining more efficient and effective water facilities can look to improve our future in so many ways and provide a vital resource to people around the UK or globally.
Our consultants can help guide you into these careers! Whether you’re an experienced candidate or new to the water sector, we’d love to hear from you and get you started on a career path you can thrive on. Give us a call on 01489774010 and ask to chat about your options in the water sector. Even you just have a few questions or curious about what’s out there, the team will be more than happy to help you and their experienced and trusted knowledge could be the start of something incredibly exciting for you.