Waterwise is encouraging households to join its water awareness campaign by turning off their taps for a few hours during Water Night on 19 October 2023 to support stronger action on climate change and water awareness.
Waterwise is bringing Water Night to the UK for the first time, alongside Australian counterparts The Water Conservancy who launched the campaign four years ago.
To take part in Water Night, households will turn off all non-essential taps between 5pm to 10pm during the evening of Thursday 19 October. The campaign aims to highlight the importance of being careful with water use, inform around the strong link between water and energy consumption and improve knowledge around using water wisely.
To join in, visit the Waterwise website on https://www.waterwise.org.uk/waternightuk/ where water efficiency advice and information about the current water challenges being faced by the UK can also be found.
Households can also join in on Waterwise’s social media channels with the Hashtag #WaterNightUK.
Nicci Russell, Waterwise CEO, said: “At Waterwise we’re excited to be bringing Australia’s Water Night campaign to the UK for the first time.
“Through Water Night we’re helping people in the UK understand the value of water. This campaign will also educate people about how they can play their part – to ensure we have enough water now and in the future, for us and for the environment, and to strengthen the UK’s action on climate change. Believe it or not, we are already running out of water right across the UK, so we all need to take actions to help.”
Chris Philpot, CEO of The Water Conservancy said: “It has always been a personal goal of mine to grow Water Night internationally. The last three years has demonstrated water awareness events like Water Night are very effective. We’ve seen a 24% increase in water literacy and an 18% increase in water awareness amongst participants. I can’t wait to see the impact it will have in the UK and I’m grateful to be able to work with our friends at Waterwise on the other side of the globe.”