Since 1993, World Water Day has been celebrated annually on 22 March. Declared by the United Nations, this day serves to highlight the importance of fresh water and its sustainable development. World Water Day focuses on a different water-related aspect each year. In 2018, the theme chosen is “Nature for Water“, o como cuidar de nuestra naturaleza como vía más efectiva para la obtención de agua sana para todo el planeta.

In Condorchem Envitech we want to join all those Institutions, non-governmental organizations and companies that are committed to the dissemination of this message and to raise public awareness on the protection and proper use of water resources.

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.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 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.

This year’s theme – Nature for Water – explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.

Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation, soil, rivers and lakes.

When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive.

Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible.

Planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods.

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