World Water Day

Today is World Water Day, this year the theme is Waste Water

In the UK, we take water for granted but there are over 663 million people worldwide living without a safe water supply.  The 22nd of March was officially designated as World Water Day by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993.

Around 30% of the UK’s waste water flows back into our watercourses without being treated or reused. This causes pollution and results in the loss of habitats and is dangerous to health. The UN aims to reduce the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase water recycling. Find out more about World Water Day here:

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) can play a huge role in reducing pollution. We regularly work on schemes where SuDS are integrated into the landscape, providing treatment of wastewater before it reaches our watercourses. We have also worked on projects which reuse greywater in allotment plots and in gardens. Please visit our Projects page for more examples.