In connection with the World Water Day on Monday, March 22, the Department of Nature and Environment (DNM) asked the community “how do you value water”? The DNM is sharing the information to create awareness about the importance of water. The United Nations (UN) proclaimed March 22 as a day on which the world observes World Water Day, focusing on the importance of potable water. Today we reflect on the importance of water and how we should be responsible for this resource.
We all have our value for water and stories with water. This day serves to create awareness about the scarcity of water which is affecting about 2.2. billions of people worldwide who have no access to quality water. The UN’s sub-department UN-Water published a direct mandate for all their members and partners referring to the global water crisis. On this day, the UN also published a report called UN World Water Development Report in which they also refer to the campaign subject and the direction in which the management should be aimed to reach SDG #6 Clean Water for Aruba: Sustainable Development goals baseline measurement 2018.
In Aruba, 95.5% of the population living in a home, according to Censo 2010, have access to potable water in the form of a water meter connection.
This year, the UN’s campaign objective is to encourage conversations and exchange stories on a variety of platforms, but specifically on social media: “How people value water and its use”. The focus is to create a complete understanding of the value of water for different people and in different contexts. You can also share your story, thoughts, and experiences of how you value water. Ask yourself the following questions;
- What does water mean to you?
- Why is water important for you?
- How does water affect men and women, what is the difference?
- What is the role of water in your culture?
- What is the role of water at home, school, and work?
- What is the role of water in your future?
- What are the changes you wish to see in regards to water as a resource?
- What do you use water mostly for?
- How does water affect your food?
Share your stories and opinions with us on Facebook using #Water2me #dnmaruba #WorldWaterDay, why water is so important in your life.
The DNM joins the call to get involved in this subject and reminds everyone to be aware of their daily use of water while keeping the pandemic in mind thus using water effectively in the fight against the virus by frequently washing hands.
For more information about this subject please visit worldwaterday.org or visit dnmaruba on Facebook for images of the “Water value” campaign.