World Water Day – Origin, Significance, Theme and Importance
World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22 to focus on the most important resource on the planet – Water. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of freshwater and its sustainable management.
World Water Day – Origin
The World Water Day celebration was proposed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1992. The first iteration of this event was celebrated on March 22, 1993, creating awareness about water conservation.
World Water Day 2023 – Theme
This year’s theme of World Water Day is “Be the Change” emphasises the role we all play in protecting and conserving water resources. The theme reminds us that even small actions can lead to significant positive changes for our planet’s water supply.
How OSM will Accelerate Change
Here are some of the easy ways we at OSM save water!
Fix leakages is one of the easiest ways to conserve water. As per EEA, a dripping tap can leak up to a litre of the elixir of life in just 60 minutes! This can add up to a considerable amount of water wastage over time.
Rainwater harvesting is an excellent way to conserve water. According to the organiastion ‘Save the Rain’, an average household can save up to 50% of their regular water consumption annually by using Rainwater Harvesting.
Reusing greywater can also help save a significant amount of water. Greywater is the wastewater generated from your household activities such as bathing, laundry, etc. Accordingly, you can reuse this water for watering your garden or for flushing your toilets.
Using buckets instead of showers and bathtubs can also help conserve water. Besides, taking a bath, washing your car, or watering your garden, using a bucket instead of a shower or a hose can save a significant amount of water.
Adopting water-efficient practices, such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving and using a dishwasher instead of hand-washing dishes can help save a lot of water. Also, washing clothes in a single load in a washing machine instead of individually, can also help save a lot of water.
World Water Day – Significance at OSM
At OSM, we take sustainability and the conservation of resources very seriously. We understand the importance of water in our daily lives and the impact of its wastage on the environment. The hummingbird who tried to put out the fire drop by drop. At OSM, we believe in taking small yet significant steps towards sustainability. Further, through our conscious efforts, we are striving to make a positive impact on the environment. Let’s work together and contribute towards a greener future.