22 March - World Water Day

Published: 21/03/2023

Water Day PosterIn 2015, the world committed to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, as part of the 2030 Agenda, the promise that everyone would have safely managed water and sanitation by 2030. "The latest data show that governments must work on average four times faster to meet SDG 6 on time, but this is not a situation that any single actor or group can solve", in words of the United Nations. "Water affects everyone, so we need everyone to take action."

Dysfunction throughout the water cycle undermines progress on all major global issues, from health to hunger, gender equality to jobs, education to industry, and disasters to peace. Billions of people and countless schools, businesses, healthcare centers, farms, and factories are being held back because their human rights to water and sanitation still need to be fulfilled. World Water Day 2023 to be held on 22 March is about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis.

Two examples of CIMNE research directly related with the SDG 6

  • DIGIT4WATER: Development of digital tools based on Machine Learning models for the prediction of removal levels of different pollutants in advanced tertiary treatments.
    >> Know more about Digit4water
  • Cool Steam: Desalination technology based on the multistage vacuum distillation of water from diverse origins (sea, brackish, polluted, industrial, etc.) at low pressure and temperature, taking advantage of the surplus energy from industrial processes or nature. It allows the installation of small scale desalination systems for drinking water at isolated off-grid locations, relying on renewable energy sources.
    >> Know more about Cool Steam