World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is “Nature for Water”– exploring nature based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods. The central message is that NBS (Nature-Based-Solutions), such as planting trees to replenish forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands, is a sustainable and cost-effective way to help rebalance the water cycle, mitigate the effects of climate change and improve human health and livelihoods. By using NBS to help meet the water needs of a growing population, we will contribute to the creation of a circular economy, at the same time as helping to protect the natural environment and reduce pollution – both key targets in Sustainable Development Goal 6, which commits the world to ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030 and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution. This year is the 25th celebration of the World Water Day. So take action now. Show to the decision-makers of the world your latest technology at the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, taking place in Tokyo from 16-21 September 2018.
21st of March Vernal Equinox in Japan
In Japan the vernal equinox (‘Shunbun no Hi’) is a welcome holiday as it marks the end of winter and the arrival of spring. This year the day is on the 21st of March. The day is intended to celebrate the love of nature and living things. This perfectly matches the theme of the World Water Day, the day after Nature for Water. Exploring nature based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st Century.
Tokyo is one of the world’s truly global cities. Hundreds of years ago it was often referred to as a water city, and today the urban life of its citizens and most of its urban activities are still deeply connected with water. The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 will shine a light on Tokyo, the modern water city. We look forward to bringing the international water community together in Tokyo to share knowledge and learn from each other from 16 – 21 September 2018.
What our Exhibitors say:
OBOR Environmental Technology and Industry Alliance
OBOR Environmental Technology and Industry Alliance is proud to be present at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018, this is in line with the alliance’s own positioning and development goals.
It aims to enhance mutual understanding between China’s water utilities and developing countries, to implement the “go out” strategy for China’s water utilities.
As a member of the IWA, OBOR Environmental Technology and Industry Alliance can do well through the IWA WWCE 2018, to promote wider participation in international exchanges.
Please visit our website www.worldwatercongress.org for more testimonials from our exhibitors at the IWA WWCE 2018 in Tokyo Japan.