Without water we can not survive, it is as vital to the human race as air. Water is one of our most valuable resources to mankind.

Today, March 22, is World Water Day. This day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others, and take action to make a difference.

Around the World

Did you know that 663 million people around the world lack access to safe and clean water? For many, their only water source is often contaminated, which leads to sickness and high mortality rates. Lack of safe water often creates a ripple effect in communities, affecting agriculture, business, education, and health.

Our friends at charity: water are doing something about it. This year they’re celebrating their 10th anniversary by fighting harder than ever to stand up against dirty water. Join them to #FightDirty to help change and shape the lives of those who do not have access to clean water.

Check out their #FightDirty video here.

Here in the U.S.

We are so incredibly fortunate here in the U.S., as it’s one of the few places on earth where contaminated water is not a public health issue. And here in California, we’re facing a drought, so more than ever, we need to value the water that we have. What can we all do to help conserve water?

- Be smart. Turn off the water when you’re washing dishes by hand, brushing your teeth, or shaving.
- Avoid baths and take shorter showers.
- Use a broom, and not a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalks.
- Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily.
- Donate your social media profiles as a platform for clean water stories, stats, and action.
- Try Meatless Mondays! Eating meat and dairy has been the single greatest factor leading to water consumption in the past 30 years.
- Learn about poop water. Invest in an Omniprocessor that transforms waste into drinkable water through a steam engine.

Learn more about World Water Day from these organizations:
charity: water
UN-Water
United Nations