Today Site Equip supports World Water Day 2019, a day celebrated globally on March 22nd and focuses on tackling the water crisis around the world by addressing how and why this is still an issue.
World Water Day 2019 is an UN observance day which falls annually on 22nd March. The sole purpose of the day is to highlight the significance of fresh water and to advocate sustainable management of freshwater resources. The first World Water Day began in 1993 by the United Nations, an international organisation which promotes peace, security and alliance between nations, and is celebrated in many countries.
World Water Day, now coordinated by UN-Water in it’s own special division, is promoted through campaigns, fundraisers and various other mediums such as social media posts, short videos, theatre, and advertisements. The goal is to spread as much awareness as possible and to educate others about the importance of tackling the water crisis seen around the world today.
Leaving no one behind
The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind’. This theme addresses the billions of people that are still living without safe water and addresses the reasons why so many people are people are being left behind. No matter who you are, or where you are, fresh water is a basic human right yet 748 million people don’t have access to an improved source of drinking water.
Another huge problem is marginalised groups that are overlooked when trying to access safe water. Groups such as women, children & refugees may face discrimination, so UN Water protest that “water services must meet the needs of marginalised groups and their voices must be heard in the decision making processes”. The links back to the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.
What are Site Equip doing to help?
We can deliver water refills to sites across the South of England to increase welfare facilities, enabling all workers to have access to clean water to increase sanitation and decreasing contamination. We can supply up to 400 gallons in one load of water.
Our vacuum toilet pods are designed to recycle water from our shower trailers when at large events. The grey water waste from a shower trailer can be pumped into the vacuum toilet pods. The 3 bay and 6 bay toilet pods have also been designed to reduce water consumption, by only requiring 0.5L per flush of water compared to 6-9L in a conventional toilet.
recycled greywater waste Leaving no one behind