For many people around the world, drinking water is an unconscious action performed when thirsty. You use your tap, water jug or water dispenser; without a second thought. It’s always there … on tap!
On this year’s ninth annual Imagine a Day Without Water campaign, we implore you to take a moment to appreciate the sheer significance of water in our lives. At H2O | BWT, we understand that water is not just a resource; it’s a lifeline for communities, industries and the environment.
Imagine a Day Without Water is a nationwide event that brings together communities and policymakers to advocate for more equitable and increased investment in water resources. The goal is not just to create a hypothetical situation but to raise awareness about the harsh reality that many people worldwide face, living without access to reliable, clean water.
Water contamination or shortages bear far-reaching and devastating consequences; even the most basic parts of daily life become practically impossible when this happens. Imagine not having water to drink, cook, wash your face, rinse mud off your shoe or wash an apple. Think about the challenges of cleaning up after yourself or doing laundry.
Moreover, consider the broader implications of not having access to water. Firefighters would be unable to fight fires threatening homes and communities. Farms, which provide our food, would close due to an inability to water their crops. Hospitals would be forced to shut down. The list of dependencies on water extends far beyond our immediate needs. Even seemingly unrelated items like your t-shirt or cell phone require significant amounts of water to be created.
As we participate in Imagine a Day Without Water, we encourage everyone to reflect on water’s important role in our lives. Take a moment to appreciate the convenience and safety that access to clean water provides. While we may not experience a day without water in the same way some communities do, we can empathise and take action to ensure a secure water future for all.
We must never forget the privilege we have of being able to turn on a tap and having clean water flow for our every need. This should be something that everyone around the world has access to; it is not a luxury but a basic necessity. We hope one day Imagine A Day Without Water will be a distant memory for all. We hope you all take the time to appreciate what water gives us as you try to picture life without water – a reality many people face daily. We can’t afford to take our most precious natural resources for granted.
Appreciate your water.