August is the time of year when many people are trying to squeeze in their last bits of summer fun, and a lot of those activities involve water – the beach, the swimming pool, sprinklers, kayaking, canoeing, and rafting, to name a few! That’s why August makes for the perfect time to honor water. Sunday, August 25th through Friday, August 30th marks World Water Week 2019.
World Water Week is a week-long global water conference led by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). This year’s World Water Week theme, “Water for a society-Including all” recognizes that not everyone has the same water conditions.
Due to the world’s increasing awareness of the global water crisis, this year’s conference being held in the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.. But don’t worry, you don’t have to fly to Stockholm to support World Water Week.
Here are some ways to honor World Water Week from your own home…
1. Livestream #WWWeek
Get comfy, stay seated, and open your device. World Water Week can be streamed live from any location of your choosing! Multiple livestreams will be shared every day through World Water Week on SIWI’s Facebook and Vimeo pages. Livestreams will feature conferences as well as a ‘Daily Splash’ to keep everyone up to date on what they might have missed throughout the day. Click here to see the full list of all livestreams occurring during World Water Week.
2. Visit water.org
Water.org believes that water is the way to break the cycle of poverty, to protect and save lives, and to make a bright future possible for all. The people at water.org focus on destroying the financial barrier of clean water and sanitation. Countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Bangladesh, India, Brazil, Peru and many more have experienced the positive effects of water.org. Visit water.org during World Water Week to learn more about the importance of clean water for all. You can donate, start a fundraiser, or shop to support the cause.
3. Watch a water documentary
p>Another reason to never leave your couch! All you have to do is a simple water search on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon. You will become bombarded with highly acclaimed documentaries and films regarding the global water crisis, climate change, single-use plastics, and droughts. Watching a powerful film can inspire you to change small aspects of your everyday life.
4. Practice responsible water use
People who have access to safe, clean water tend to take it for granted. In honor of World Water Week, try something new… take brief notes on the water you use in a single day. By the time you lay in bed to fall asleep you might be shocked at your daily water consumption. Awareness is the first step of realizing how much water you consume.
5. Discover the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations have 17 sustainable development goals to attain over the course of the upcoming years. Clean Water and Sanitation is number 6! Catch up on some light reading and learn some facts about the UN’s goals for the next decade. Find out how you can help!
6. Drink sustainably
Not only does drinking out of plastic water bottles cause unnecessary waste, including plastic pollution and the incumbent fossil fuel depletion and carbon emissions, it also is being sourced from drought-ridden places. To eliminate the plastic waste and reduce your environmental footprint, try drinking filtered tap water from a reusable glass. Quench bottleless water coolers connect directly to a building’s existing water line and deliver filtered drinking water straight from the municipal water supply.
At Quench, we recognize the importance of clean drinking water and that’s why we take our jobs so seriously. We ensure that our bottleless water coolers provide clean, filtered drinking water to the 50,000+ businesses we support every day. And with our recent launch of quenchWATER+, we can now dispense electrolyte and mineral-infused water that’s more refreshing and better hydrating. To learn more about our environmental sustainability mission, please click here.
Follow along with us on social media using the hashtag #WorldWaterWeek to see how Quench is participating in World Water Week.