What would we do without water? We use it to brush our teeth, to take a relaxing bath, to cook or simply to drink. But are the highest amounts of water really used for personal hygiene, sanitation and drinking? According to the UN Water website each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of beef for example consumes 15,000 litres of water while 1 kilo of wheat ’drinks up’ 1,500 litres.
On the 22nd of March we celebrate World Water Day, to bring attention to the importance of clean water, access to it for everyone and the sustainable management of it. The theme of this year’s day is “Water and Food Security”. This year the event is being organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The official event will therefore take place in Rome, two sessions will be held and various speakers are sharing their views on this years topic. Next to the morning and afternoon session and exhibition can be visited.
Worldwide various events are being organized, ranging from student debates, awareness walks, trash clean up of rivers and lakes, concerts and exhibitions. What will you do to raise awareness and ensure the safety of water in food for 9 billion people in 2050?
How do you try to save water and be sustainable?