World Water Day 2018 Focuses on “Nature for Water”
March 22, 2018
22nd March is World Water Day and this year UN-Water is focusing on exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the world wide water crisis. UN-Water reports that today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.
Globally, over 80% of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting the environment, and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.
Through the use of Nature Based Solutions (NBS) the overarching goal is to ensure availability, through sustainable management and practice, of safe water and sanitation for everyone.
Starting with human built reservoirs and dams to store water, irrigation and energy generation through to regulation of downstream river flows for both flood mitigation and river health the water cycle needs to be better managed. Effective sustainable wastewater treatment utilising appropriate technologies is the next step, be it advanced man-made sustainable biological systems or protected wetlands, so the treated water can recharge ground water resources or be reused.
Download the UN Factsheet to learn more about World Water Day 2018.
Hydroflux embrace innovation in wastewater management and the UN water objectives and look to natural systems wherever appropriate.
We have a number of world breaking homegrown natural wastewater technologies, as well as natural wastewater technologies from key agencies including Organica who’s natural treatment system pictured above, combines conventional wastewater treatment technology with a botanic ecosystem.
Organica uses plant roots that grow into the effluent encouraging bacteria and living organisms to develop. This creates a completely natural form of treatment providing significant reductions in space, energy use and operating costs.
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About the Hydroflux Group
The Hydroflux Group comprises eight companies based in Australia, Fiji and the UK, providing specialist design and build, equipment, processes and operational services in water and wastewater treatment and sludge treatment and dewatering. The Hydroflux Group are the exclusive Australian representatives for HUBER Technology, AEROSTRIP, CNP Technologies, Flootech MBBR, Dutch Spiral and Organica Water and incorporates EPCO Australia.