September 8, 2023
World Water Day: we take care of our most precious resource
International Water Day takes place every year on March 22, reminding us of the importance of this natural resource for our lives and for the planet. Water is essential for the survival of all living beings and for the economic and social development of societies.
However, the availability of potable water in the world is limited and access to it is not guaranteed for everyone. Moreover, pollution and climate change are major threats to water quality and the amount available in many places.
For this reason, it is essential that we all become aware of the importance of water and adopt responsible and sustainable habits for its use. Here are some suggestions for taking care of this precious resource:
- Save water: turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or soaping up in the shower, use short wash programs in the washing machine and dishwasher, etc.
- Reuse water: for example, you can collect rainwater to water your plants or clean the floor.
- Use biodegradable products: avoid the use of chemicals that can contaminate water.
- Don't throw waste into water: don't flush trash, toxic substances, or pharmaceutical products down the toilet or pour them down the drain.
- Consume local and seasonal products: this reduces the water footprint and the amount of water needed to produce them.
- Take part in water conservation activities: support organizations that work to conserve rivers, lakes and aquifers, and participate in community initiatives for the protection of water.
Ultimately, taking care of water is everyone's responsibility. Let's make an effort to maintain this vital resource for the well-being of present and future generations!
As a service-oriented organization, Blanquerna-URL aims to contribute to sustainable growth in the region and, consequently, in the environment as a whole. Since we are also aware of the impacts of our actions, we assume a commitment to pursue policies that lead to the general good of the organization and the area in which it is located. With this goal in mind, the Blanquerna Impulsa Awards were created, focusing on rewarding proposals that promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals’(2015-2030). This year is the fifth edition and the themes are “'Zero Hunger'”, “'Quality Education'” and “'Climate Action'”. We invite compulsory secondary education, baccalaureate and vocational training centers to present proposals, which may be linked to the use of water, its maintenance, etc.