WORLD WATER DAY
Making the invisible visible
Even though 70% of the planet is composed of water, only 2.5% of it is fresh water.
However, of this fresh water, only 0.007% is available for human consumption, as 69% is frozen at the poles, 30% is groundwater in aquifers, and 0.3% is in rivers and streams.
This means that 97% of the liquid fresh water is located under our feet as groundwater, and it is one of the world’s most important natural resources.
However, the unsustainable extraction of water reserves from aquifers, in addition to the increase in the overall temperature of the planet, is seriously threatening the availability of this valuable resource.
The value that we place on water determines its future management and availability. We can all contribute through small actions, which is why, here at DOGA, we are joining in the celebration of this day. On World Water Day, we affirm the need to protect and conserve this type of water which, in spite of the fact that it’s hidden under our feet, is an essential resource for the health of the planet