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Virtual Informal Drinks: World Water Day

22nd March 2021, 20:00 - 21:30


This event will take place on Zoom. It is a free event.

Happy World Water Day!

In honour of this year’s World Water Day, we invite you to our Virtual Informal Drinks to discuss water security with the GreenBuzz community and our special guest Samuel Renggli from Wasser für Wasser.

Access to clean water and sanitation for all is essential for life. In Switzerland, clean water is a given. However, this is not the case in many parts of the world. At this point in time, one in three people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water and two out of five people do not have a basic hand-washing facility with water and soap available to them. Yet, global freshwater demand is rising, and so is water scarcity. The pandemic has added urgency to this already pressing matter.

World Water Day has been observed on March 22nd for almost 30 years. It’s purpose is to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize resources and political will, and to reinforce and celebrate the achievements made so far. It offers an institutional platform for environmental activists and professionals from other areas alike to gather their interests and make their efforts visible.

In the spirit of World Water Day, this GreenBuzz Virtual Informal Drinks Event will highlight what is being done, here and now, and focuses on which tangible steps can be taken to tackle the sometimes overwhelming challenge of ensuring safe access to clean water for all.

We are happy that Samuel Renggli will join us for this event and explain how Wasser für Wasser are promoting safe access to drinking water and sanitation for all, to raise awareness of the value of clean water and sanitation, and to the eco-friendly consumption of water.

Let’s ask ourselves:

  • How can our use of water help to reduce floods, droughts and pollution?
  • How can water help fight climate change?
  • And which roles do governmental, private and individual actors play in all this?

Join the discussion, get inspired by an expert speaker input and engage in networking and group discussions in an interactive yet safe way via Zoom!

Register for this free event today!