World Water Day
March 22nd World Water Day is celebrated. The World Water Day revolves around what will be done from year 2014 to promote sustainable practices in the field of water and energy.
Borges joins the celebration promoted by the United Nations and spreads these messages:
1. Water requires energy and energy requires water: Water is needed for producing nearly all forms of energy. Energy is needed at every stage of water extraction, treatment and distribution.
2. Supplies are limited and demand is ever increasing: The demand for fresh water and energy will continue to increase significantly in the coming decades. This increase will bring great challenges and resources of deformation in most regions, especially in the development and emerging economies.
3. Saving energy is saving water. Saving water means saving energy: The options regarding the offer, distribution, price, and use of water and energy and the impact among them.
4. The poorest sector of the population urgently needs access to both water and sanitation services as well as electricity: Globally, 1.3 billion people lack in access to electricity, 768 million people lack in access to improved sources of drinking water and 2.5 billion people lack in access to sanitation services. Water and energy have important impacts on poverty relief.
5. A more efficient use of water and energy is as essential as coordinated, coherent and concerted policies: A better linkage between water and energy sectors will improve coordination related to energy and water use planning leading to reduced inefficiencies. Policy makers, planners and professionals can take steps to overcome barriers that exist between their respective domains. Innovative and pragmatic national policies that can lead to greater efficiency and the provision of effective water and energy services in terms of costs are needed.
With the transmission of these messages, Borges Mediterranean Group aims to raise awareness among its collaborators about the importance of sustainable access to water and energy.