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In a new podcast, Dr Fay Couceiro talks about how we can better protect this vital resource.

  • 21 March 2021
  • 1 min read

Today is World Water Day, an annual UN observance day that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water.

In a new podcast, Dr Fay Couceiro, a Biogeochemist in our School of Civil Engineering and Surveying, talks about how we can better protect this vital resource.


The theme of this year’s World Water Day, which takes place on 22 March every year, is ‘Valuing Water’.

The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource.

Dr Couceiro examines some of the global challenges we face and how we can safeguard this critical resource for the benefit of everyone.

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