WWD editors share some favorites social media posts from World Water Day 2020.
World Water Day 2020 was March 22, and hundreds of individuals, companies and corporate accounts posted about the planet’s most precious resource with the hashtag #WorldWaterDay. With the outbreak of Coronavirus — aka COVID-19 — water’s value has never been more important. Without it, human health and hygiene would suffer greatly — water is necessary not only to wash hands, but also in the production of soaps and hand sanitizers — and proper hygiene is the first method for preventing the spread of the virus.
But World Water Day is also a day to remember how not everyone has access to clean, affordable and safe water. Even in developed countries, many people still do not have affordable clean access to water. So join us as we reflect on water’s importance and tweet @WWDmag with your favorite World Water Day posts.
Personal Messages: Every Drop Counts
Mina Guli, an ultra endurance runner who ran 40 marathons in 40 countries on 6 continents to bring awareness to water, shared perspective on water and asked for people to reflect on its importance during this time.
— Mina Guli (@minaguli) March 22, 2020
Inspired by Guli, Barb Martin, American Water Works Association director of engineering and technical services, took a break from her run to share her thoughts on World Water Day.
A video message for #WorldWaterDay2020 - inspired by @minaguli, @awwa members, and the water heroes who are keeping the water safe and toilets flushing during this time of crisis. pic.twitter.com/LfKXf0i51M
— Barb Martin (@barbmartinAWWA) March 22, 2020
Don’t Take Water for Granted
Sometimes a cute and funny gif is all you need to relay your message, and this one from Emma Weisbord caught our eye, not to mention how she recognizes that tap water often is taken for granted.
I didn't take the time to properly mark #WorldWaterDay yesterday!
As with every day, I turned on the tap and expected clean & affordable #water to come through. And you know what? It did! Let's all keep working to ensure that is a universal fact of life for everyone. pic.twitter.com/J93Z0NAI25
— Emma Weisbord 💧 (@emmaweisbord) March 23, 2020
Get a Lesson on Drainage & Sewers from UN Water
We all know that water is also necessary for keeping sewers flowing, and it has been used for drainage and sewers for millenia. Hygiene isn’t only about washing hands, it is about flushing toilets and treating wastewater, too!
— UN-Water (@UN_Water) February 21, 2017
Water Does Some Cool & Tricky Things in Space
Now here is a cool video on water’s properties in space being demonstrated by NASA Astronaut Nick Hague. Rather than pushing it around in space, he’s actually pulling it!
Water in space behaves, well, differently. Surface tension and capillary flow allow it to be moved in unique ways. 💧 Watch as @AstroHague takes advantage of the properties aboard the @Space_Station. #WorldWaterDay pic.twitter.com/eM0dItvtY1
— Science Lovers (@ScienceIsNew) March 23, 2020
Some Big-Time Stats of the Congo River
Click this one for the picture of the hippopotamus but stay for the statistics about the enormous Congo River basin. Water truly is life.
Here are some interesting facts about the Congo River (Zaïre River).
•The Congo Basin is 4.3 million squared kilometres.
•At a depth of 220 meters in some places, it is the deepest river on record.
•It is the 9th longest river in the world at 4,700 km. pic.twitter.com/PiazAyl66U
— Save Congo Rainforest (@SaveCongoForest) March 22, 2020