LONDON — The U.K.’s first Water Saving Week by Waterwise is going on March 22-28, according to a press release. The initiative is meant to raise awareness about the importance of saving water.
Although the U.K. has a water problem, the country is among the highest consumers of the resource in Europe, stated the release. The South East of England has less water per person than Sudan and Syria.
“Waterwise thinks that people should save water every day,” said Jacob Tompkins, director of Waterwise, in the release. “Water Saving Week provides people the opportunity to collectively take small actions that can help towards solving the global water crisis. It is amazing that already so many organizations and individuals have pledged their support and have determined to take part.”
Water Saving Week focuses on a different water-related issue each week, noted the release.
- Sunday: Water and Sustainable Development
- Monday: Water and the Environment
- Tuesday: Indoor Water Use
- Wednesday: Outdoor Water Use
- Thursday: Water and Money
- Friday: Water at Work
- Saturday: Water in Your Community
Waterwise encourages people to promote their own water-saving initiatives online with #watersavingweek, reported the release.