World Water Monitoring Day is an international holiday dedicated to water quality control. Celebrated on September 18th. Water is one of the main components for human life. If you can survive for several weeks without food, then the first symptoms of dehydration will appear on the first day. After 2-3 days without water, death can occur.
The American Clean Water Foundation (ACWF) initiated the introduction of this holiday in 2003. He is engaged in research on sources of drinking water, which is supplied to the population. The event was originally scheduled to take place on October 18. However, given its international status, it was decided to celebrate in September. In many northern countries, cold already sets in in October and water bodies freeze.
During the World Water Monitoring Day, thousands of researchers from different countries take water samples and analyze them further. This approach makes it possible to ascertain the safety of water for the population and to keep annual reports showing the change in the composition of water over time.
The organizers of this massive water control event were constantly changing. It is currently sponsored by EarthEcho International. The main goal is to raise public awareness about the quality of water used and inform about subsequent checks.
- Each person on average absorbs about 35 tons of water in a lifetime.
- According to UNESCO, the cleanest water sources are in Finland.
- Water is not only a component for human life. This substance acts as a natural temperature regulator in nature.
How to celebrate
Do your little research. Identify the source of water from where your water comes from. After that, purchase a testing device and check the water for quality. If you know a water supply company, contact them for more information about water quality.
Tell your friends and acquaintances about World Water Monitoring Day, create a post on social networks. Involve more people in the water quality problem.
Track the annual reports of the water quality monitoring organization. Find out more about the state of water sources in your country.
When is World Water Monitoring Day celebrated in 2022?
World Water Monitoring Day is observed on September 18 each year.