In 2015, the world committed to Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation– the promise that everyone would have safely managed water and sanitation by 2030. World Water Day acts as a reminder for everyone to take action to secure progress on water and sanitation. This year’s theme of Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible emphasizes the need to speed up efforts towards achieving sustainable water management practices
Water is life
As the world's population grows, the demand for water continues to increase, making it one of the most important resources on the planet. However, climate change is posing a severe threat to freshwater resources, causing extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and storms that affect the quantity and quality of freshwater available. This year's theme is particularly relevant, given the increasing evidence of the impact of climate change on water resources and the urgent need for action.
Water is a vital resource for life on earth. However, despite its critical role in sustaining life, access to safe and clean water remains a significant challenge for many communities worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, over 2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water, and nearly 4 billion people do not have access to safely managed sanitation services. The lack of access to clean water is a significant challenge in developing countries, and it is essential to find ways to ensure that everyone has access to this basic resource.
With growing pressure on freshwater resources due to increasing pollution and climate change, the need to manage groundwater sustainably can no longer be overlooked. Only by preserving this precious resource can we ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all.
Water utilities are facing challenges around the world with improving their delivery efficiencies and eliminating water wasted in their infrastructure. Steps must be made to ensure clean water supplies around the world and, just as importantly, how to preserve this resource.
Harnessing Waste Water Treatment
The need for wastewater treatment has never been more pressing. With population growth, urbanization, and industrialization, the amount of wastewater generated globally has increased dramatically, leading to pollution of our rivers, lakes, and oceans. According to the United Nations, around 80% of the world's wastewater is discharged untreated, causing widespread environmental and health problems.
If properly utilized, wastewater holds great potential for sustainable development as a source of energy, water reuse, agricultural nutrients, and other resources. Increasing water supply, improving sanitation, and harnessing wastewater unleashes the economic potential of individuals and entire communities.
Effective wastewater treatment is essential for protecting public health and the environment. It helps prevent the spread of waterborne diseases, reduces the pollution of natural water resources, and protects aquatic ecosystems. Additionally, treated wastewater can be used for a variety of purposes, including agricultural irrigation, industrial processes, and even drinking water in some cases.
Waste Water treatment is an essential process that helps protect our water resources and the environment. We must recognize the importance of this critical infrastructure and work to ensure that all communities have access to safe and effective wastewater treatment systems. By investing in wastewater treatment, we can help create a sustainable future for generations to come.
Our Call to Action
The sanitation of wastewater treatment is key in the preservation of our environment and our sanitary conditions as well. Treatment of wastewater also preserves our biodiversity and protects our existing water resources. We offer wastewater treatment plants that are designed according to the specific demand are built to allow easy operation and expansion. The main goal of wastewater treatment facilities is to protect humans and the ecosystem from harmful and toxic elements found in wastewater.
At Jos Hansen, we offer efficient and uniquely integrated eco-friendly, economical water & wastewater treatment solutions for municipal, industrial, agricultural, and recycle & reuse treated wastewater/effluents. We innovate to conserve water and create value from waste, in the form of recycled materials and energy. Deeply rooted in our communities, we are committed to providing people and the planet with the resources for a common future. Jos Hansen’s waste and waste water solutions provide the cities with clean water. We remain committed to provide solutions towards a water secure future. Water is the key to achieving a more sustainable world.
In conclusion, World Water Day 2023 presents an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of water resources and the critical role they play in mitigating and adapting to climate change. It is crucial to take action to ensure that everyone has access to clean water and to protect freshwater ecosystems for future generations. This requires a concerted effort from governments, the private sector, civil society, and individuals to implement sustainable water management practices and promote responsible water use.