World Plumbing Council Review 2016
Posted by: Kaila Wilfert
“Uniting the world plumbing industry and promoting its public health and environmental role”
World Plumbing Day 2016
WPC Review reports on a selection of World Plumbing Day activities across the world
Message from United States President Barack Obama
The White House
March 10, 2016
I send greetings to all those observing World Plumbing Day.
No matter who we are or where we come from - whether it’s from the world’s highest peaks or its lowest valleys - we all have responsibilities to one another and to the one planet we share. When hundreds of millions of people from around the globe are denied access to clean water or proper sanitation, their suffering not only tears away at our common humanity, but also at the brighter future we hope to secure for our children and grandchildren.
By developing creative and innovative methods to access safe, clean, and reliable water sources and environments, plumbers and other trained professionals are helping shape a healthier, more sustainable reality - one where a person’s circumstances do not limit their ability to make of their life what they will. This World Plumbing Day, let us recommit to building a world where people from all walks of life are afforded the basic rights they deserve as human beings.
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating awarded WaterAid Canada with the inaugural National Water Wise Award, for their efforts to improve access to safe water and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. The award is designed to raise awareness of the community’s relationship with our most precious resource, and to find ways to conserve household water use day to day. The message was conveyed across the nation via social media (3,900 twitter followers), a story in a national newspaper and a French language video.
The winner of Canada’s most water-wise school was Mount Royal University, with students creating an exciting roof top multifunctional water collection site for the school’s greenhouse. Capable of capturing 7,980 litres of storm water each year, the green roof has an elaborate plumbing system designed to filter the water and direct the effluent to the campus’ plants in the greenhouse. The project shows great potential to use the technology to irrigate all of the plants around the campus without the need to use the city’s treated drinking water.
The Institute also held a colouring competition with the winning artists, brother and sister duo Niya and Evan Kashuba of Vernon, each receiving an iPad Mini.
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