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World Water Day 2024

Today marks the celebration of the United Nation’s 31st World Water Day, and this year the theme is “Water for Peace”.

In the UK, we are fortunate to have an abundance of clean drinking water that is accessible to all, however this is not the case for many other parts of the world. As the effects of climate change continue to arise, the fight against water poverty and environmental damages is increasingly vital.

We all have a part to play

It’s important to raise awareness and improve education on water poverty all year round, and make positive changes within our own communities to improve access to water. Here are just some of the things you can do:

  • Organise or play in a Football for Peace match like previous participants Arsenal and Everton
  • If you are a teacher or student, create a water for peace themed lesson using the activity kits available on the United Nations website
  • Organise or take part in your local clean waterways initiative, where community groups such as Thames21 and Keep Scotland Beautiful conduct litter picks on nearby streams, lakes and beaches.
  • Educate yourself on how water can be used to create peace and where this is most imperative by listening to the stories of those impacted and reading verified articles such as those found here.
  • Organise challenges and activities on World Water Day to raise money for water-related charities, such as Water Aid.
  • Look into the water and sanitation issues in your country or region on the SDG 6 Data Portal:
  • Share the knowledge you’ve learned and awareness by posting on social media using the #WaterForPeace hashtag and World Water Day assets.

What your business can do for World Water Day

One thing that all businesses can do is to get to know the normal water consumption pattern. When you understand your business water usage you can look for ways to improve efficiencies to conserve water, save on water bills, and spot costly, wasteful leaks early.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Download our free water efficiency guide which is packed with helpful and practical tips to help your business save water.
  • Educate your employees on ways they can help to save water – for example, turning off taps when they’re not using them and reporting dripping taps or leaks so they can be repaired as soon as possible.
  • Watch documentaries such as Brave Blue World, which explains more about the global water crisis and looks at projects that could provide solutions.
  • Book a water efficiency audit. Our expert partners will undertake a thorough audit of your water use and suggest improvements that will streamline your water use and reduce water bills.
  • Switch water supplier – As one of the UK’s largest independent business water suppliers, we are able to offer cost savings to new customers, as well as award-winning customer service.