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2024-03-22

World Water Day

And how we all can make a difference


"Water is our most valuable resource; we need to use it more responsibly. We must balance all of society's water needs while ensuring that the poorest are not left behind"

- UN Water


Water is the source of life, an indispensable resource that flows through our planet, nourishing every living creature. Yet, despite its critical role, the world faces a growing water crisis, with billions of people living without access to clean and safe drinking water. To highlight and combat this global challenge, World Water Day is observed annually on March 22nd, a day established by the UN to focus on water-related issues and promote actions for sustainable water use.


Five facts about the water crisis

What do you know about the water crisis, and did you know that the water and sanitation crisis are interconnected? With unclean water and poor or nonexistent sanitation, this not only leads to a terrible way of life but also exposes people worldwide to vulnerability. Here are five facts about the water crisis you might not have known.


1. Over 2 billion people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water. This affects not only their health but also their access to education and work opportunities.


2. Approximately 4.2 billion people live without access to adequate sanitation, increasing the risk of diseases related to water and sanitation.


3. Agriculture accounts for about 70% of all freshwater use globally, and inefficient use contributes to water scarcity.


4. Climate change exacerbates the water crisis, with extreme weather such as droughts and floods becoming more common, affecting the availability of clean water.


5. Every minute, a child dies from diseases caused by a lack of clean water and sanitation. This grim statistic underscores the urgency to act.


How can you save water?

At Separett, we often provide several tips on how you can easily save large amounts of water, but it's worth repeating! And the best part is that you can start today! Here are three tips that make a big difference!


> Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or lathering up. A small action that can save up to 6L of water per minute.


> Install water-efficient fixtures and appliances. Modern, water-saving toilets, showerheads, and dishwashers can make a significant difference in your daily water consumption.


> Collect rainwater for watering the garden. Using a rain barrel is a very simple solution to reduce your reliance on drinking water for irrigation.


Separett - part of the solution

In the fight against the water and sanitation crisis, innovative companies play a crucial role. By developing and providing waterless and sewage-free sanitation solutions, Separett contributes to addressing both the water and sanitation crises. Our products not only enable more people to have access to sanitary facilities but also help save the precious resource of water. So, how does Separett make a difference?


> Waterless toilets. By completely eliminating the need for water, our toilets help conserve water resources.


> Improved sanitation. By providing sustainable sanitation solutions, we promote better health and well-being in areas that would otherwise suffer from inadequate sanitation.


> Environmentally friendly. Our products contribute to reduced strain on wastewater treatment plants and local ecosystems, promoting more sustainable development. 


World Water Day is a reminder that every drop counts and that each one of us can contribute to a more water-conscious and sustainable future. By adopting water-saving habits and supporting innovations, we can collectively make a significant difference for people on the front lines of the water crisis. Let's reflect on our water use and engage in protecting this vital resource for current and future generations. Everyone can do something!


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Together with various organizations, we have contributed waterless sanitation solutions to practically all continents. Check out the video below for a glimpse into our charitable project with Saninma (formerly X-Runner), and how they work to improve sanitation and hygiene by installing our waterless toilets in Lima, Peru.