World Water Day: The inextricable link between water and climate change

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World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, focuses on the importance of freshwater, and specifically how water and climate change are inextricably linked. This global calendar day was launched as a campaign to educate, inspire and drive action for change, showing how sustainable practices will reduce floods, droughts, scarcity and pollution, and will help fight climate change itself.

No doubt many times in your life you will have been confronted with the terms “global warming”, “climate change”, “ozone depletion”, and a host of others that point to the deterioration of the earth’s natural environment. With that, you are likely to have also become privy to the research and predictions around the devastating impact environmental degradation subsequently has on the lives of human beings and animals, painting a bleak future for future generations. In response to this, the global noise around sustainable living has increased in recent years and is a movement that sees us rethinking and readjusting our practices and habits as both individuals and organisations, to consume as few non-renewable natural resources as possible and minimise our carbon footprint and environmental impact. This type of living involves leaving the earth relatively untouched by our actions; in other words – how we received it, is how we should leave it (or in a better state where possible).

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