Celebrate World Water Day Virtually

By Irshaad Gangat

Water means different things to different people. Water is important to your home and your family life, your livelihood, your cultural practices, your wellbeing, your local environment to name a few.

On March 22, World Water Day will be celebrated in an online event. The World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

The theme of this year’s celebration is Valuing Water. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment.

Without a comprehensive understanding of water’s true, multidimensional value, we will be unable to safeguard this critical resource for the benefit of everyone.

This comes in the wake that much of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa has been experiencing a severe drought since 2015. You can track and trace our current dam levels managed by Amatola Water by accessing the following link:

https://www.amatolawater.co.za/water-data/dam-levels

For more information on the virtual celebration you can click and view the agenda for the World Water Day celebrations on March 22 and register to attend the online event:

https://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday2021/  

Use your water WISELY!

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