World Water Day 2017 Focuses on Better Wastewater Management
March 22, 2017
22nd March is World Water Day and this year UN-Water is focusing on the importance of managing all aspects of Wastewater.
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the world wide water crisis. UN-Water reports that today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
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 wastewater, we need to reduce and reuse it. In our homes, we can reuse greywater on our gardens and plots. 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.
By exploiting this valuable resource, we will make the water cycle work better for every living thing. And we will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6 target to halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase water recycling and safe reuse. Download the UN Factsheet to learn more.
Hydroflux embrace innovation in wastewater management and the UN water objectives and look to sustainably recover water, energy and nutrients wherever appropriate. We have a number of world breaking homegrown wastewater technologies, as well as wastewater technologies from key agencies such as HUBER Technologies for the extraction of heat from sewerage and CNP technologies for the recovery of struvite from sewage sludge for use as fertiliser.
Join Hydroflux in celebrating World Water Day!