World Water Day Recognizes Water and Jobs
Oct 14, 2017 |
By Brham Trim (Medicine Hat) |
World Water Day – an event promoted by the UN since 1993 – was recognized internationally yesterday to help draw attention to water-related issues around the world. Celebrated annually, World Water Day defines a yearly theme that attempts to address topical water concerns and promote the wise management of freshwater resources.
This year, the UN has chosen the theme ‘Water and Jobs,’ focusing on the integral role water plays in not only our daily routines, but even extends to how water is central to occupations throughout the world. They have created a video to go with the theme that you can watch below.
As everything we do – cooking, cleaning, working, and even using the toilet – relies on water, it is critical that we not take our access to clean and safe water for granted. We would encourage you to consider how fortunate we are here in Canada the next time you use your sanitary, indoor plumbing, and maybe think about how we can, in turn, help those in need.