Water too precious to waste

Today we celebrate World Water Day and what water means to us, its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource.

Water is under threat in Aotearoa and around the world from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and the worsening impacts of climate change. Today is also about raising awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water.

With the Auckland region suffering from a water shortage and currently in level one water restrictions it’s a timely opportunity to stop and think of just how much we take this valuable resource for granted!!!!

By recording – and celebrating – all the different ways water enhances our health and wellbeing, we can value this precious taonga properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone!

Also today, the UN World Water Development Report on ‘valuing water’ will be launched. Click here for more details.

For more info and for some fun facts about water click here.