World Water Day, March 22

Photo of ripple in clear water

World Water Day, March 22

The United Nations designated March 22 World Water Day – an annual global observance with the goal of illuminating the path toward a sustainable and equitable future. Individuals, organizations, and governments unite to raise awareness about water-related issues and advocate for change.

 

Three percent of the earth’s water is fresh. 2.5% of the earth’s freshwater is unavailable: locked up in glaciers, polar ice caps, atmosphere, and soil; highly polluted; or lies too far under the earth’s surface to be extracted at an affordable cost. So only 0.5% of our water is fresh water.

 

The good news is that 74% of the more than 8 billion people in the world today have access to safely managed drinking water. Although we see progress, there are still approximately 2 billion people without access to safely managed drinking water.

 

A huge issue of concern is the microplastics infiltrating and contaminating our water system. The Miller Group is actively involved in a number of initiatives to bring this issue to the forefront, and is working with several organizations to eliminate microplastics from the water supply.

 

For more information on ways you can protect this natural resource, check out this Nature Conservancy article.

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