In celebration of World Water Day on March 22 2021, we’re focusing on the value of water. To us as divers, it means harmony, peace, joy, preservation, a connection to our natural environment and inspires us to make small changes in our lives as a community.
But water can mean so many different things to different people. It can mean health, hygiene, dignity and productivity in your homes and schools or community and a connection with oneself in areas of cultural significance.
With the growing impacts of climate change, an increasing population, coastal development etc., many lakes, rivers, wetlands and coastal basins worldwide are becoming more stressed from pollution, depleting water resources, global warming, increased floods and droughts, and increasing ecological and biological disruptions.
To safeguard Global Water Security, the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research brings together well-known experts to design adaptive, real-time monitoring and nature-based solutions.
Celebrate World Water Day with us and share your stories, thoughts and feelings about water in the comments below!