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World Water Day

On 22 March 2021 - World Water Day - we hosted a ground-breaking online event, giving people from around the world a platform to share and exchange ideas, experiences and suggestions to preserve our precious water.

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Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gayh

School of Engineering and Architecture | Professor | Programme Director Water Technology (M.Eng.)

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Heidelberg, School of Engineering and Architecture

The ‘Invaluable’ Water

Water, being the lifeline, is an obvious priceless supporting element for the survival of the earth and its environment. For eons, it has been an essential commodity in our daily chores, such as cooking, washing, irrigation, cleaning, and several others. However, with ever-increasing population and advancing lifestyle, our environment is adversely affected, thus resulting in severe water crisis. The report by the World Bank showing that about 2.2 billion people have no access to quality drinking water shows the perilous state of a commodity that was once easy accessible but is now increasingly scarce.

Furthermore, accelerated climate change from increased industrial activities and changing lifestyles have had devastating impacts on the quality of water all across the world. For instance, frequent floods, increasing water level, melting polar caps, irregular rains and droughts are some of the numerous repercussions of global warming.

Being responsible inhabitants on this planet, we cannot just remain as mere receivers of its resources but also must take concrete steps to protect Mother Earth from being further vulnerable. And thus, let us promise ourselves on World Water Day on 22.03.2021, to ensure accountable usage of water resources to sustain the present and the future.

Funding of the World Water Day project

The project (Project ID 57546481) is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The implementing funding organization is the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)