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World Water Day is March 22

World Water Day is March 22

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. This year’s theme, Water for Peace, highlights the importance working together on water issues to create harmony and build resilience to shared challenges. 

Did you know?

  • Roughly half of the world’s population experience severe water shortages for at least part of the year. 
  • Water-related disasters account for 70 per cent of all deaths related to natural disasters. 
  • More than 3 billion people worldwide depend on water that crosses national borders. Yet only 24 countries have cooperation agreements for all their shared water.

We all have a part to play in protecting our precious source water. Through conservation, clean-ups, and education, let’s amplify our commitment to preserving and protecting this vital resource. 

Take action on World Water Day and make a commitment to: 

  • Save water: fix leaky taps, take shorter showers, and don’t let the tap run when brushing your teeth, doing dishes, and preparing food. Get more conservation tips 
  • Help stop pollution: don’t put food waste, fats, oils and greases, medicines and chemicals down the toilet or drains. Learn more on our know what to flush webpage 
  • Eat local: buy local, seasonal food and look for products made with less water. 
  • Be curious: find out where your water comes from and how it is shared. A great place to start is our protecting Kingston’s tap water webpage 
  • Protect nature: plant a tree or create a rain garden – use natural solutions to reduce the risk of flooding and store water using a rain barrel. Check out our water conservation garden for inspiration.  
  • Clean up: take part in clean-ups throughout our community. 

Check out our guide offering nearly one hundred energy and water conservation tips or call us at 613-546-1181 and dial extension 2765 to discuss how you can take part! 

World Water Day is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. Find out more about World Water Day.