Wednesday, March 23, 2016

It's Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish {World Water Day}

Yesterday, March 22, Frannie celebrated World Water Day! World Water Day is held annually to celebrate freshwater, its importance to all of us, and the need for sustainable use.  This year's World Water Day focused on water's role in the workplace and how water and jobs can improve the quality of life for people around the world.  Did you know that 1.5 billion people (that's nearly 1 out of every 4 people) work in water-related sectors!

Watch World Water Day's official trailer: 

Hear from Guy Ryder, the International Labor Organization Director-General and Chair of UN-Water, on this year's World Water Day theme:

Frannie talked with her family and friends about why it is important to protect freshwater - because we all rely on it!  Freshwater is the water we use to grow our food, to drink, to play in, to bathe, and the list goes on and on.  Most of the world's usable freshwater is stored under our feet as groundwater:

Courtesy of the United States Geological Survey.

Check out The Groundwater Foundation and Frannie's previous posts for fun ideas of ways you can protect and conserve groundwater!

World Water Day emphasizes the importance of water to us all.  Water is one shared resource.  We must all do our part to ensure the world's freshwater is taken care, used wisely, and is available to all of usShare how you will help protect water resources and be sure to tell your family and friends about protecting and conserving water every day!