Even before I started at Healing Waters, World Water Day was such a unique concept to me. On one particular day, millions of people around the world join with members of their own community to draw attention to, ask questions about, and celebrate a really simple thing: water. Upon joining the team at Healing Waters, I started to really understand the Global Water Crisis and quickly learned that water is no simple subject…
There are farmers in every single country who need high quantities of water to keep their crops and livestock alive so they can cash in at harvest time. For baristas around the world, good-tasting water is a key component of the quality of latte they prepare for a customer. Major cities are constantly budgeting and planning for how they’re going to manage their municipal water supplies. And for millions living in the developing world, water is a daily necessity that sadly causes sicknesses of various kinds.
As we recognize and celebrate World Water Day on March 22, I’ll now be thinking about the complexity of water and what it means for so many people in every corner of the world. I’ll specifically be thinking about the amount of clean water I interact with on a daily basis and how that clean water isn’t yet available to every person on the planet. I’ll be thinking about how our project partners in 15 different countries are providing access to clean water to people for the first time.
We invite you to join us on March 22 as we celebrate World Water Day! We hope that this year you take a moment to think about how important water is to your daily life and how many people around the world still don’t have access to safe drinking water—and how you can change that.