World Water Day 2019

Let's make water a global priority

Water scarcity is one of the most impactful global risks. The United Nations estimates that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in areas of absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world population could be under water stress.

On March 22, World Water Day has the aim of moving our attention to the importance of water. The event is organized by UN with a special focus on the sustainable development goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation. Grundfos supports this, since water has been our business and passion for more than 70 years.

Let yourself dive into the stories and be inspired to how every responsible act has a sustainable impact in a world where water is essential. 

SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

Clean water for all 

In Takéo, Cambodia, water used to only flow for a few hours a day. Making life difficult for the villagers in the province. Now, this family, its neighbours, and everyone in the surrounding villages get clean water 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Innovation and cooperation bring sustainable water supply to rural Kenya

Easy and sustainable access to clean water makes a world of difference. Not least in water stressed areas. It brings new opportunities for growing crops and creating businesses. It allows especially young girls to focus on their education, instead of spending time fetching water. And it opens doors to safer and healthier lives for entire communities.

With our partners from World Vision International, we create long-lasting solutions that brings water to people and develops societies.

Become a natural pick-up artist

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Join Grundfos colleagues around the world in spending a day to make their local natural water environment cleaner and more beautiful, by picking up trash and plastic.

Grundfos employees from the Americas, Europe and Asia have signed up for this event, ensuring an impact that can truly be seen and felt.                                                                                                                                                    

Every responsible act has a sustainable impact

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What do the world’s environmental challenges have to do with your business challenges? Maybe more than you think. Today, the pumps inside our homes, office buildings and factories consume more than 10% of the world’s electricity, while 90% of all pumps run inefficiently. At the same time, we are facing global water shortages and feeling the consequences of climate change – more storms, droughts and floods than usual.

Organic vineyard relies on groundwater pump for irrigation

In water deprived areas like California, millions of litres of water are needed to irrigate vineyards and farms. That’s why sustainable and reliable pumps are crucial to help local agricultural producers stay in business, such as the Ampelos vineyard in Santa Barbara County.

Together with Grundfos, the vineyard successfully irrigates 46,000 vines every day.

Water Scarcity
Water2Life

Water2Life: Helping hospitals and schools with safe water

The Water2Life fundraising programme is one example of how Grundfos supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Water2Life is currently improving water supply for the Tocoa public school in Colón, Honduras.