World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
These figures give an indication of how dire access to safe water is:
- 1 Billion People live without safe water at home.
- One in four primary schools has no drinking water service, with pupils using unprotected sources or going thirsty.
- Around 4 billion people – nearly two-thirds of the world’s population – experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year.
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. This year the theme is ‘Leaving no one behind’.
If you’re not involved with this global water summit, you may be asking yourself what, if anything, can you do?
As a global citizen probably the most important thing to do is to practise being mindful: be aware of your water usage whether at home or at work, check for leaks or excessive use at each change of season and try to advocate for the maintenance of green spaces wherever you live.
What you may not be aware of is that as an AquAid customer, you are already doing quite a bit towards reducing the gap between those being left behind and those not. Here’s how:
With each Mains Fed Water Cooler installation and every bottle of water purchased, AquAid donate a portion of those sales to the charities we’ve supported for more than twenty years: Christian Aid, since 1998 and the Africa Trust – an AquAid founded charity – since 2010.
Christian Aid is a global charity, whose aim it is to implement profound change in eradicating the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. Of the many crises they deal with on a daily basis, safe drinking water has been identified as the number one priority in sub-Saharan Africa where every day 5,500 children lose their lives due to diseased water. For as little as £10, Christian Aid can provide a child with a lifetime supply of clean, fresh water. With each bottle of water that we supply, Christian Aid receives a 10p donation.
The mission of the Africa Trust is to bring sustainable solutions to poverty in Africa. Part of this sustainable development includes providing access to clean productive water and decent sanitation. With every bottle of water that we supply, a 30p donation is made to the Africa Trust along with a £20 per annum donation for every mains-fed water cooler installed.
If you’re not yet an AquAid customer, but appreciate how we work, please do contact us. You can not only rely on our 21 years’ expertise but also have the assurance that we will supply the right water cooler for your drinking water requirements.
With 23 branches across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, we’re well placed to provide you with fresh, cool (and hot) drinking water all year round while you enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your water product purchases will continue making a significant difference in other’s lives.