World Water Day 2014- Water & Energy

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On March 22, 2014 we will celebrate World Water Day, as a means of focusing awareness on the importance of, and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations on March 22, 1993 and has been recognized each year since.

Each year focuses on a specific issue or theme.  This year the theme is Water & Energy.  The main objectives are as follows:

  • Raise awareness on the close link between water and energy production.
  • Reach decision makers by presenting case studies on the importance of water-energy issues that greatly impact social and economic development.
  • Identify and demonstrate the water-energy nexus to key stakeholders who may influence UN-Water and UN-Energy policy formulation.

One main priority has always been to address the inequities of producing clean, fresh drinking water, proper sanitation methods and adequate energy services to millions of people living in rural, impoverished areas all around the world.

This World Water Day, by highlighting the importance of the water-energy connection, the aim is to put politics aside and come together for the sake of the greater good.  Let us do our part to help those who are underprivileged and that do not have the resources to attain clean drinking water or the energy to produce it.  This is a global responsibility that each of us must carry.  This also includes practicing water conservation techniques on a regular basis, becoming more educated on water-related issues and becoming connected with a water charity that aims at ending this growing concern.

For more information on World Water Day and to find out what you can do to assist efforts, please visit UN World Water Day 2014.

 

Protect Your Pet: Filter Their Water

July is National Doghouse Repairs Month and with the increase of extreme temperatures,the doghouse can provide much needed shelter from the scorching heat. As the temperature rises, so does the need for easily accessible water for you and your pet. Ask yourself these questions: does your dog or cat have easy access to water? Is it clean water? The importance of keeping water easily accessible especially during the summer months is important. However, giving water to your pet that is contaminated will do more harm than good for your dog or cat. Recent studies indicate that good quality water is beneficial for your pet especially for strengthening their immune systems. The hydration of internal organs will also keep your pet’s organs functioning properly and efficiently. Need more proof that water quality is extremely important for your pet? Look no further than this story from Heather Quinn, a proud cat owner who recently discovered startling news regarding her cat.

“My cat was very sick…and I ended up taking him to the vet. $700 later, we learned that he had a UTI and crystals built up in his bladder.  He had to undergo surgery to remove them.  The vet asked if we had changed his food type or water source recently and I had originally said no. He immediately suspected that the water caused it.  The vet recommends filtering your pets’ water because the minerals and chemicals found in well/tap water can create imbalance in the pet and cause these crystals to form in the bladder. The crystals block urine passage and cause kidney failure.”

As unsettling as that story may be, there are ways you can provide clean, safe drinking water for your pet. The DogIt Design Fresh and Clear Pet Drinking Fountain provides a steady supply of fresh and clean drinking water for your dog, by re-circulating water flow. This outdoor drinking fountain has multi-stage filtration that eliminates stale water by trapping the impurities. The elevated large surface area makes it useful for dogs that are larger, older or suffering from physical ailments. The correct replacement filter is the Dogit Design Fountain Filter Cartridges.

The CatIt Design Fresh and Clear Pet Drinking Fountain is made especially for your cat and provides a constant supply of fresh and clean water. This pet drinking fountain features an elevated design and utilizes multi-stage filtration for reducing impurities in water. The large surface area of this fountain results in higher oxygenation and the re-circulation flow ensures your cat will not receive stale and stagnant water.

Remember, your pet can share the same health benefits that you and I enjoy from drinking filtered water. Don’t deprive your pet of this essential resource.

Exciting Announcement: Doulton Supports the W3 Project

Doulton, one of the world’s largest makers of ceramic filters, is supporting the W3 charity Project. The W3 Project is building a community of people who walk in the pursuit of health and wellness for everyone. This project helps to provide clean drinking water for those who do not have access to it.

According to Dee Rubina, Marketing Manager at Filtersfast.com:

“The W3 Project is thrilled to be in partnership with Doulton. This is a great way to provide clean, safe drinking water to those who are in need of it. This will touch many lives on so many levels and we couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity.”

The W3 Project is a partnership between FiltersFast.com, Wine To Water and TrekDesk. This charity project collects mile donations to inspire everyone to reach their fitness goals while helping others. As of this writing, over 22,000 miles have been donated to the W3 Project.

According to Tim Evans, Business Development Executive (North America), Doulton Water Filters, UK:

“W3 was a project that really caught our imagination…we feel sure that Doulton customers will be as thrilled as we are to know that with each Doulton purchase, they will be having a positive impact on the quality of life of people in desperate need, and it will not cost them an additional cent.”

Doulton has been a producer of eco-friendly, reusable cartridge filters for over 185 years. Doulton aims to provide safe, healthy, great-tasting drinking water wherever and whenever you need it. Millions of ceramic filters are produced by Doulton annually which currently sells in 140 countries worldwide.

One of the products Doulton sells is the Doulton HCPS Twin Counter Top System which is a two stage Doulton counter top water purifier system. This Doulton counter top system is a free standing system which utilizes Doulton ceramic technology for thorough home water filtration. It is easily installed on existing cold water faucets or mixer faucets via a diverter valve and the UltraCarb Ceramic Filter Candle fits this system and will filter out bacteria, cysts and chlorine.