World Water Day is rushing towards us – and there’s no better way to tap into the importance of water than with The Big Issue Shop.
Taking place on March 22 every year, the UN’s celebration day has the theme of ‘Nature for Water’ this year, encouraging the nature-based solutions to the liquid challenges facing the world in the 21st century.
I realised I could save cash, hit my fitness goals, and take care of the planet – all by selling bottles to provide clean water
Around the globe, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at their home – a devastating drain on health, education and livelihoods.
The UN has long-rallied to ensure support pours in to tackle the problem through their Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring that no one is without access to safe water by 2030.
But it will be swimming upstream to hit that target – by 2050, the world’s population will have grown by an estimated two billion people and global water demand could be up to 30 percent higher than today.