World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22nd, was founded in 1992, but it feels just as relevant in today’s global water crisis. The U.N. founded this day to call attention to the importance of freshwater access and push for sustainable regulations on, and management of, freshwater around the world. The day sees U.N. member states inform the public about freshwater through documentaries, seminars, panels, and conferences about conserving water, purifying it, and distributing it to populations in need.
On each World Water Day, U.N. water and sanitation group UN-Water chooses a theme relevant to an ongoing or upcoming challenge. This year’s theme, Water For All, expresses a simple sentiment always key to the movement for global freshwater access. The theme focuses on the people most urgently affected by the crisis.
The global water crisis directly correlates to the increased size of worldwide refugee populations. At a refugee camp in Jordan, where 33,000 Syrians (half of whom are children) have fled, there is no immediate access to clean drinking water. Clean water is transported there from far away, by dozens of huge trucks or pumped from one of Jordan’s most overused groundwater sources.
Women face a similar burden from the global water crisis. In many countries most affected by the global water crisis, women bear the familial responsibility of acquiring clean water. Doing so often requires hours of walking and waiting on lines, not to mention paying lots of money for water access. The average amount of time women around the world spend on any given day getting water for their families is a whopping 200 million hours.
World Water Day’s stories of how women, refugees, and other disadvantaged populations suffer as a result of the global water crisis remind us that a truly innovative solution is needed to supply clean water to the world’s population. In the face of global warming and other immense challenges to the global freshwater supply, how can humanity truly ensure that all people have easy, regular access to clean water? We believe the solution lies in an atmospheric water generation (AWG) factory.
At TUAFI, we aim to produce water solely via methods that universally produce clean water in quantities large enough to effectively address the global water crisis. Our AWG factory achieves exactly this goal. Here’s how we do it.
World leaders can meet the U.N. goal of achieving consistent, easy freshwater access for all people by 2030 if we continue to pursue solutions outside the box. That’s why we’re reaching out via Fundable to take our factory from a revolutionary idea to a game-changing reality. We’re not waiting for a miracle to save us from this crisis — we’re doing it ourselves. Click here to learn more about our vision for a future in which people will never face challenges in finding clean water for themselves and their families.