March 22nd, 2017 marks the 24th World Water Day, as well as an annual opportunity to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Under the theme ‘Why wastewater?’ this year will provide an opportunity to consolidate and build the idea of not wasting water, as well as the need to reduce and reuse wastewater.
With the largest population in the world, China is easily the top ranked country by the amount of wastewater produced. In 2012, the total discharge of wastewater in the country amounted to 68.5 billion tonnes, which is in volume terms comparable to the annual flow of the Yellow River of 58 billion m3 per annum. This number is only projected to keep growing with rising urbanisation and increasing affluence of the country. – China Water Risk
Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting the environment, and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.
Instead of wasting water, we need to reduce and reuse it. In our homes, we can reduce through shorter showers, efficient flushes & faucets, running taps in low speed, and reusing greywater for our plants. In our cities, we can treat and reuse wastewater for green spaces. In industry and agriculture, we can treat and recycle discharge for things like cooling systems and irrigation.
This special event in support of the World Water Day 2017 will focus on Wastewater as well as bring the attention back to last year’s theme, #NoWalking4Water campaign, to spread the message through today’s increasingly connected social media circles.
For more updated information and to register please visit : http://greeninitiatives.cn/event/wwd-roca-mar2017
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