World Water Day – March 22 – is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Its focus is on securing universal access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene for all.
Many of us don’t think about water on a daily basis; we have access to clean water whenever we need it. But for those who don’t, it can be a daily challenge to find access to clean water. If you think about it, the immediate impact is around health and hygiene but also extends to socioeconomic and educational challenges.
This year’s theme is “Leaving no one behind.”
[B]illions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.
Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.Recently, our own Dr. Andrea F. Gullà, R&D Director for the Water and Laboratory Products business, wrote on the importance of robust water management and its importance, not only to drinking water, but to a wide range of essential industries, from pharmaceutical manufacturing and food and beverage production, through to global container shipping.
Water treatment plays an important role in a wide range of industries, from pharmaceutical production to food and beverage manufacturing and global shipping. Treatment technologies are essential for safeguarding consumer well-being, protecting the environment, and ensuring businesses remain financially viable. However, in a world where new contamination threats can rapidly emerge, it’s vital that manufacturers, municipal water providers, and regulators have the monitoring technologies they need to identify constantly evolving water chemistries. Safe and adequate freshwater resources are central to the health of the global economy and communities around the world. Without understanding the nature of the challenge, it won’t be easy to implement effective solutions.
As a company, Thermo Fisher Scientific is committed to enabling our customers to make the world a cleaner, healthier and safer place. This includes ensuring our customers are confidently able to analyze and purify water that is used in disease detection and treatment across the globe.
We manufacture a wide range of water quality products from Barnstead™ water purification systems, to Thermo Scientific™ AquaSensors and Orion™ pH and electrochemistry analyzers, meters and accessories.
As individuals, we care about doing our part to help the world become a better place for us all to live. That’s why we are inviting you to join us in pledging your commitment to support water quality efforts.
On World Water Day, join Thermo Fisher Scientific in the quest to bring clean freshwater to all.
Whether you commit to embracing your professional role in developing cures for diseases, disease prevention, sanitation, ensuring the quality of water used in food and beverages we consume, or commit to making small changes in your behavior that reduce water waste, we welcome and applaud your efforts.
To learn more, visit www.thermofisher.com/waterquality.