I think most of us take for granted the important role plumbing plays in the health and safety of our society. For those of us who enjoy 24/7 access to drinking water, it sometimes it takes a natural disaster, like Hurricane Katrina or the tsunami in Japan, for us to once again appreciate having a seemingly abundant supply of clean drinking water and safe sanitation. On World Plumbing Day, let’s take a moment to consider how far we’ve come and thank the plumber in your life!
To get started, watch this video where Professor Mala Rao provides key data and information related to World Plumbing Day from the World Plumbing Conference in Scotland:
Water is one of our planet’s most precious natural resources, and if we don’t collectively change our behaviors now, the global water crisis will touch every life. Did you know that the plumbing industry works everyday to properly manage, reuse, and care for our resources? Not only that, they are at the frontier of installing new technologies that address concerns about the depletion of fossil fuels and work toward reducing harmful emissions. The industry is pushing ahead to find new ways to collect and harvest stormwater and greywater for reuse. They’re also researching and implementing desalination techniques and geothermal and solar water heating technologies. These are all critical endeavors if we hope to preserve the water we have and work in harmony with what this planet has to offer.
The list of amazing contributions from the plumbing industry goes on and on. Take a moment today to learn more and to thank your plumber for all that he or she does for sustainability! To join the conversation, tweet to @wplumbingday and @GreenEduFdn!
Source: http://www.worldplumbingday.orgPost by: Molly Hislop, Director of Programs and Marketing at GEF