Celebrating World Water Day

Today, March 22, is World Water Day (WWD).  WWD is held annually on this day as a means to focus attention on the importance of fresh water and advocating for the sustainable management of fresh water resources.

This year, the UN has titled the theme of WWD “Clean Water for a Healthy World.”  Around the world, organizations are hosting events to raise awareness about water scarcity and sanitation issues.

On February 19, BCLC hosted our first Global Corporate Citizenship Issue Series and its focus was on water.  Through the half day forum, we discussed best practice partnership models in the water sector and highlighted the work of Dow Chemical and Global Water Challenge; ITT Corporation and Mercy Corps; and Diageo and CHF International.

Following the event, BCLC created a Global Issues web portal dedicated to water that highlights our member companies’ related programs. Through the portal you can view programs, access information about water policy, and find related events inside the sector.  If you know of a resource that should be included in the portal, comment on it here.