World Water Day is an international day to recognize the importance of freshwater. Celebrated since 1993, the theme of 2020’s World Water Day is about water and climate change and how the two are inextricably linked.
The three key messages for this day are clear:
- We cannot afford to wait. Climate policy makers must put water at the heart of action plans.
- Water can help fight climate change. There are sustainable, affordable and scalable water and sanitation solutions.
- Everyone has a role to play. In our daily lives, there are surprisingly easy steps we can all take to address climate change.
People Power for Healthy Rivers
To honor World Water Day and within their theme of ‘Everyone has a role to play’, Living Lakes Canada has dedicated this day to the launch of a brand new video. This video features the freshwater biomonitoring work of STREAM being conducted across Canada to collect valuable data on freshwater ecosystems.
Living Lakes Canada worked with Imagine Creative to produce this 4-minute video titled “People Power for Healthy Rivers: DNA Technology Meets Citizen Science in STREAM”.
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By Dr. Chloe Robinson (Postdoc and STREAM project manager)