WATER NEWS

BC Rivers Day – Sunday, September 23

September 22nd, 2018

BC Rivers Day (Sunday, Sept 23) is Canada’s largest event dedicated to raising public appreciation of the irreplaceable importance of our rivers and the many benefits we derive from them, ... More »

World Water Day – March 22, 2017

World Water Day takes place on March 22. Each year this global event focuses on a specific aspect of our relationship with water. The theme for 2017 is WASTEWATER.

                   ‘There is no such thing as waste water; only water wasted.’*

‘Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting the environment, and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.

Instead of wasting wastewater, we need to reduce and reuse it. In our homes, we can reuse greywater on our gardens and plots. In our cities, we can treat and reuse wastewater for green spaces. In industry and agriculture, we can treat and recycle discharge for things like cooling systems and irrigation.

By exploiting this valuable resource, we will make the water cycle work better for every living thing. And we will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6 target to halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase water recycling and safe reuse.’
http://www.worldwaterday.org/

More facts here.

World Water Day 2017 events in Canada here.

Canada Water Week events (March 20 – 27, 2017) here.