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March 22 desginated as annual World Water Day
Water is the essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health, water is vital for creating jobs and supporting social, economic, and human development. Currently, there are 663 million people around the world living without a safe water supply.
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated the 22nd of March as an international day to celebrate the importance of water and to make a difference for the 663 million individuals who suffer from water related issues. Yesterday marked the 24th annual World Water Day. Each year, the UN-Water organization selects a theme for the area of focus. This year’s theme is “wastewater.”
Did you know that over 80% of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature polluting the environment while losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials? As a result, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. Furthermore, unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene cause around 842,000 deaths each year.
As a charter company that values the importance of water, Nicholson Yachts is committed to specific regulations regarding the environment to reduce the waste of water. In effort to reduce the impact yachts have on the environment, Nicholson Yachts maintains their position as a leader in the charter yacht industry by discouraging single use water bottles and micro plastics on board our charter yachts. Furthermore, Nicholson Yachts encourages their fleet of yachts to adhere to specific recycling, and packaging regulations, as well as effectively managing their electricity and fuel consumption. These factors play a substantial role in the environment, which ultimately affects the supply and quality of water around the world.