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World Water Day (22 March)

Every year, March 22 is the day we pay tribute to the world's water resource and raise awareness about the need to protect our water resource and to recognize the needs of the 2 billion people who lack access to drinking water.

The celebration of water was initiated in 1992 within the framework of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. The objective of Water Day is recognize and raise awareness about the importance of water and the dangers it faces due to climate change, pollution and practices that threaten nature.

Since the beginning, UN member states have participated annually educating and reporting on water with some specialized approach every year. For example:

  • 2022Groundwater
  • 2021Get water
  • 2020Water and climate change
  • 2019"Leaving No One Behind"
  • 2018The answer lies in nature

For 2022 the key issue is Groundwater also known as aquifers.

Ground Water are all those water reserves that lie beneath the surface. Underground Water, despite many efforts for protection are threatened by overexploitation and leaks of polluting substances. 

If you want to be part of active Water Day there are materials available to download and disseminate with information on the subject. You can download them at the following link  https://www.worldwaterday.org/share-2022

Water is life and what are we doing to take care of it is very important.

Water is everywhere and everything, the indispensable water for life in all its manifestations; the human body is composed of 75% water, it is necessary for food production, hygiene, fighting diseases, scientific and industrial  development, energy production and the list goes on...

Despite this , humanity with its ambition and carefree action continues to endanger the reserves of this important liquid. As we mentioned at the beginning there are millions of people who suffer from the lack of water in the world and the number is increasing hand in hand with climate change, the advance of desertification, exploitation for economic purposes and the mismanagement of waste.

Fortunately, social organizations and governments have not sat idly by.  The proclamation of water as a human right and a good of social interest is one of the main advances in political matters, since this gives rise to updating legislation and establishing control and protection mechanisms that help democratize access and protection of water at the local and global level.  Rural and indigenous communities around the world give no respite in their struggle to protect nature and its resources.

But all this is not enough if we do not take action at the individual level. Individual contributions  can make a difference if they are constant and we work in two dimensions: saving and protecting.

Saving: some tips to reduce waste

  • Make sure that there are no water leaks in your home and surroundings, repair and report as quickly as possible.
  • Take short showers, what lasts your favorite song is a recommended measure of time.
  • When watering the plants use a watering can.
  • Close the water when you are brushing your teeth, soaping your hands, or washing dishes.
  • Schedule laundry days to make the most of each cycle.
  • Reuse soapy waters to wash sidewalks and exteriors.
  • When washing the car do it with a bucket instead of a hose.
  • Always look for new ways to save water and reduce the cost of your water bill.


Protect: Many of our actions generate knock-on effects that endanger water resources.

  • Practice 3Rs; reduce, reuse and recycle.
  • Eliminate the consumption of single-use plastics.
  • Take responsibility for your waste, recycle as much as possible, and make sure the trash ends up where it should.
  • Repair, for a second chance; your clothes, shoes, electronics and household items.
  • Consume socially and economically responsible products.
  • Make sure that the places that provide you with services (mechanical workshops, health, aesthetics, veterinarians) do responsible waste management.
  • If you smoke do not throw away the cigarette butts, as a single one is capable of contaminating 30 liters of water.

In Hotel Punta Leona we put our grain of sand. We work hand in hand with the community to take care of the water and all the natural resources that surround us.

These are some of the actions:

  • Education and volunteer program with the public schools of the canton of Garabito.
  • Wastewater Management and Reuse Program
  • Property-wide energy saving plan
  • Reforestation program.
  • Blue Flag program at the hotel grounds and beaches
  • CST Certification

Make your contribution from your home and community and do not forget that "Drinking water gives us life and thus the appreciation of water"