Every year on March 22, World Water Day focuses attention on the importance of reliable sources of drinking water. Today, an estimated 1.9 billion people live in potentially severely water-scarce areas, a number expected to increase to 3 billion by 2050, according to the United Nations World Water Development Report 2018.
Water Quality Association (WQA)
WQA joined organizations around the world in supporting efforts to tackle global water shortages and to improve water quality for all. “We are committed to supporting access to quality drinking water around the world,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser.
WQA recommends that consumers concerned about their drinking water quality have their water tested and rely on WQA-certified products or professionals to meet their needs. Information about water contaminants, testing, filtration and softening processes and how to find certified products and professionals can be found at wqa.org/learn-about-water/faqs. Consumers can learn more about water quality in general through WQA’s free publication Water Treatment for Dummies: WQA Special Edition, which can be downloaded at WQA’s website.
International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)
Members of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) proudly recognized World Water Day 2018 by highlighting the importance of protecting water resources and providing clean drinking water. Read the full release here.
The IAPMO Group’s international work to ensure safer, more reliable water and sanitation systems was recognized during the US Department of State’s World Water Day 2018 Forum: Increasing U.S. Private Sector Participation to Achieve Global Water Security. The morning forum at Washington, DC’s Harry S. Truman Building, State Department headquarters, explored how the US government can support increased participation of the American private sector in deploying more sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing problem — water scarcity. Click here for the full release.