Today is World Water Day, a day dedicated to celebrating water and raising awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
As parents, it is our responsibility to guarantee that our children have a brighter future. The strategies listed below can be used to conserve water in various areas of our homes and to teach our children about the need for water conservation.
Involve them in decision-making
Encourage your children to make suggestions for methods to reduce the household’s water consumption. Occasionally, children may come up with the most amazing ideas. Implement their suggestions – this will motivate them to become more involved in water conservation activities.
Make kids aware of water usage
The next time your water bill arrives, inform your children about the quantity of water consumed in your household and encourage them to set monthly water consumption goals. Appreciate your children if they help you conserve water and reduce your family’s consumption. Thus, the next time a water crisis occurs, all family members will be prepared with a strategy for conserving water.
Teach them not to waste water
Inform youngsters that water is precious, and they must conserve it. Encourage your children to take brief showers, refrain from running the tap when brushing their teeth, tightly close all faucets, and use a low-flow mode when cleaning their hands and washing their faces.
Discuss the importance of recycling rainwater
Installing a rainwater harvesting system in your home is a critical step toward water conservation and can be a godsend during times of water scarcity. To educate children on the importance of rainwater, let them set up a bucket outside during the rainy season and utilise the water for watering indoor flowers.