World Water Day is March 22, 2020.
The focus of UN-Water’s 2020 World Water Day is Water and Climate Change. The goal this year is to shed light on the tremendous impact climate change has on water quality, and to inspire action.
Water is a precious resource – our survival depends on it. Despite its criticality, access to clean water is a challenge faced by millions of people across the globe. While the water quality challenges each community faces are unique and require different solutions, the impact of climate change is a common thread. The extreme weather events caused by climate change increase water’s scarcity and pollution across the globe.
What role will you play?
Part of UN-Water’s message this year is that everyone has a role to play when it comes to climate change and alleviating its impact on water quality. Here are a few ways you can make a difference:
- The easiest and most immediate thing you can do is simple – don’t waste water. You can find more information on easy lifestyle changes on the United Nations’ ActNow website.
- Spread the word. Help raise awareness and start conversations about the impact climate change has on water quality. On its website, UN-Water provides a number of great resources you can easily share with friends and family.
- Partake in a local World Water Day event. There are many available online events such as webinars on or around March 22. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we have a new World Water Day episode of the Science with a Twist podcast that you can listen to.
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we enable our customers to make the world a healthier and cleaner place – water quality is at the heart of that. Listen in to our World Water Day episode of our Science with a Twist podcast to hear University of Massachusetts professor, Dr. David Reckhow, and Thermo Fisher Scientific Water and Lab Products’ Sr. Director of Research and Development, Dr. Andrea Gulla, discuss:
- The significance of World Water Day;
- The challenges of our aquatic ecosystem and how they affect our drinking water;
- The importance of electrochemistry and the need for technology in water testing;
- The challenges around accessibility of quality water across the globe and how we are addressing them.
Listen to the podcast at http://thermofisher.mediaroom.com/science-with-a-twist.