World Water Day was started by the U.N. in 1993 and has continued an annual observance that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people currently living without proper access to clean and safe water. In recent years, World Water Day has also become a day to advocated towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
This year’s campaign, ‘Groundwater-Making the Invisible visible” will strive to create greater awareness on groundwater’s global role in drinking water, sanitation, agriculture, industry, ecosystems, and climate change adaption.
Forty-seven percent of the United States depend on groundwater for their basic drinking water supply. Understanding the basics of groundwater is important. Learning about and appreciating this valuable resource can guide you to becoming a better steward of groundwater.
Groundwater Quality Basics - We rely on groundwater - it's the water we drink, the water that grows our food, the water that helps recharge our lakes and rivers.
The Hydrologic Cycle - Water is always on the move. From the time the earth was formed, it has been endlessly circulating through the hydrologic cycle. Groundwater is an important part of this continuous cycle as water evaporates, forms clouds, and returns to earth as precipitation.
Wellowner.org - Connect with your local conservation district by clicking your respective state/area
Local Conservation Districts - Connect with your local conservation district by clicking your respective state/area
Awesome Aquifer Kit - The Awesome Aquifer Kit is a fun and educational groundwater kit with everything you need to build an aquifer model. Instructions and activity supplies are included to walk you through learning all about groundwater.
To learn more about World Water Day 2022 click here to access the UN World Water Day webpage and follow the hashtag #WorldWaterDay on social media.