The COP26 conference comes to Glasgow this November. The event, with COP26 standing for the 26th event for the Conference of the Parties, was set up by the United Nations in 1992. It brings together almost every nation on the planet to discuss the looming threat of climate change and what we can do to combat it. So why is COP26 important?

What Happens at COP26?

Back when the conference started, global warming was an issue, but not an entirely pressing one.

Fast forward to today and we are starting to see everyday signs of global warming being a top priority – be it wildfires in Russia, Australia, and California, drastic floods in the Indian Subcontinent, or huge hurricanes that batter continental America.

The conference has significant status as the world’s summit for climate change. In fact, at the last summit in Paris 2015, the Paris agreement was created. This agreement is still in effect today and has seen 196 nations agree to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.

Elements of the original agreement will be debated, the progress of nations will be assessed, and new agreements or plans will be agreed upon to continually tackle climate change.

The overarching goal of COP26 is to reach a global net zero by 2050 and keep the optimal target of 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming achievable.

It is also a crucial summit as it helps developing countries secure the finance and aid that they need to contribute to a reduction of global warming.

What Can I Do About Global Warming?

Global warming feels like a huge, insurmountable problem for the individual. How can anyone hope to make a dent or solve the problem? Global warming came to be with human beings acting as communities and nations – unintentionally warming the globe with industry.

We can combat it by doing the same, working together as a community and as a nation.

A good place to start is water conservation. Saving water will inevitably help, as it will help slow down the processes required to make water safe for consumption that contribute to pollution. You should do the following to help save water in your business:

  • Check your business water bill, and assess it in line with your business water usage; leaks can waste water and assessing water bills is a good way to ascertain if you have a leak.
  • Use washing machines, dishwashers, and dryers only when they are fully loaded. This is obviously dependent on the business that you are running.
  • Make sure your boiler systems, or industrial machinery that makes use of water, are upgraded and efficient with their water usage.
  • Ensure you have top of the line water filtration systems, to decrease contaminants in used water and reduce the need for specialised trade effluent treatment.

Why Should I Check My Water Bill?

If your water bill for your business or home doesn’t match your actual usage, that is a red flag. This could mean numerous things such as a leak in your pipes, or a problem with your water supply. If this is the case, then it may be time to switch suppliers.

While switching suppliers may seem like a lot of hassle, here at Castle Water we make the process simple, and handle everything for you so you can enjoy a stress-free switch.

Get the best deal on water, for you, now – let’s begin saving water and money!

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