World Water Monitoring Day
World Water Monitoring Day was created by the American Water Foundation in 2003. It is the international recognition of the importance of testing the quality of our water to analyze whether it is safe for our ecosystem. The quality of water can be changed by chemical pollution, changes in the environment that infiltrate soil or groundwater, inadequate sewage systems, and litter. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6 is for the world population to have access to clean and safe water by 2030 and, to make this goal possible, everyone must do their part.
While World Water Monitoring Day is celebrated on September 18th, local people have the opportunity to conduct basic monitoring of local bodies of water between March 22 and December 31. These results are entered in an international database and local people share their stories on social media using the hashtag #monitorwater.
At drop4drop we appreciate the importance of water monitoring and access to clean water because contaminated and polluted water can be detrimental to communities and their ecosystems. Considering half of the world’s hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water-related diseases, lack of access to clean water is a life-threatening situation. Having access to clean water can provide the opportunity for good health, obtaining an education, and also lays the foundations for a brighter future!
By donating only £3 you can bring water to someone who is currently living without access! For more information on drop4drop, visit our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @drop4drop.