World Water Day, March 22nd!
- The 2017 World Water Day theme is Wastewater
- World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues. Be inspired to tell others, and take action to make a difference.
- The UN and its member nations devote this day to implementing UN recommendations and promoting concrete activities within their countries regarding the world's water resources.
Water Fast Facts
- Less than 10 countries possess 60% of the world's available freshwater supply.1
- It takes 1,800 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of beef.1
- 793 million people do not have access to clean and safe water worldwide.1
- In developing countries, as much as 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.1
- 89% of Washington state’s power is generated by hydroelectric dams.2
- 64% of households in a survey of 45 developing countries rely on women to get the family's water when there is no water source in the home.3
- According to the World Health Organization, for every $1 invested in water and sanitation, there is an economic return between $3 and $34!4
SU and Water Conservation
- The Admissions & Alumni building is equipped with water cisterns that capture rainwater to irrigate the landscape!
- The entrance to the Lemieux Library is actually a series of structures that captures roof runoff which supplies the water used in the upper pool and waterfall features
- All new buildings are designed to achieve LEED Gold standards.
- Dorms on campus are equipped with low-flow toilets, urinals, shower heads, and faucet aerators. Take a campus tour to learn more!
- SU is involved in numerous local and international water projects, check them out!
- Check out the Seattle University faculty experts and courses in water.
- The Bullitt Center, where the CEJS office is located, is the nation’s most sustainable office building. It has its own greywater system, rainwater gardens, and composting toilets! Schedule a tour.
- No plastic water bottles are sold on campus, so make sure to pick up your own reusable water bottle at the SU bookstore!
- Learn more!
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