Fittingly, the BWCA annual Conference and Trade Show is held the day after, World Water Day (22 March).
World Water Day is a means of focusing attention on the importance of fresh water and championing for the sustainable management of fresh water resources.
It is an international day and was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.
BWCA is proud to be restating its commitment to supporting the charity Just a Drop and will be raising funds during the course of its annual conference, show and gala dinner towards funding a second borehole to transform the life of an African village that currently has no access to fresh water. Last year’s equivalent event, which included an auction, raised enough money in one day to fund a borehole and pump for a village in Zambia, which was constructed and commissioned last Autumn (2016).
In addition to providing the source of water, Just a Drop’s project managers provide sanitation and hygiene education for those using the facility.
The BWCA initiative has also inspired some of our Member Companies to get behind the scheme and we thank them all for their brilliant efforts to support this worthwhile cause.