World Water Day – 22 March -: “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible”.
This is the slogan that the United Nations has rightly proposed for World Water Day 2022, which has been celebrated worldwide on 22 March since 1992.
Water is the centre of life, the liquid element without which our existence would not be possible and about which we must talk and learn, to understand and improve its management without compromising future generations.
Today, freshwater is not an easily accessible resource for 2.2 billion people, and that is why the commemoration of this day seeks to find solutions and support SDG 6: Water and Sanitation for all by 2030.
Seventy per cent of the planet is made up of water, but only 2.5 per cent is freshwater, and of this small percentage only 0.007 per cent can be used for human consumption. This is because most of the world’s freshwater (69%) is at the poles, frozen – for the moment, despite climate change – 30% in aquifers and 0.3% running in rivers and streams.
The indiscriminate use of aquifers, the danger of exploiting them and the evident change in the climate that we are witnessing, puts us in the face of a change of perspective in the future: We have to take care of the water we have, reduce its domestic, agricultural and industrial use through responsible usage and more modern techniques, and educate our children in the crucial importance of this resource.
Within the framework of the celebration of this day, the 9th World Water Forum (https://www.worldwatercouncil.org/en/dakar-2022) will be held from 22 to 27 March in Dakar, Senegal, which will focus on 5 basic pillars related to water: global changes, water security, water infrastructure financing, integrated water resource management and covid 19 and resilience.
At Dacsa Group, although our industrial processes are not large consumers of water, we are aware of the importance of conserving this resource for society as a whole. That is why we monitor and control its use in our facilities, carrying out actions so that its use is as efficient as possible.
In addition, we advise our farmer-suppliers to make efficient use of irrigation, through technical recommendations and the use of our code of good agricultural practices, the distribution and management of which is part of the day-to-day work of our origination and sustainability department.
Do you know your water footprint? We leave you with this link to calculate it, with the help of “Fundación Aquae”, and to see how to reduce it.