Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet. Consume with Care – 5 June, World Environmental Day
The Water Research Commission (WRC) joins the world in celebrating World Environment Day today, 5 June 2015.
The 5th of June was declared by the UN in 1972 as an annual day for raising awareness and inspiring action for the environment. Taking good care of our environment affects the well-being of humanity, and the functioning of the economy, which ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources.
The WRC is South Africa’s water knowledge custodian, and directs research to improve the management and protection of our aquatic ecosystems, water resources and environment. Over the years, the WRC has been involved in building capacity for institutions to better address environmental issues in many ways. Through WRC research the country is in a better position to tackle the current environmental challenges. While building capacity through research, institutions are equipped with skills to manage and protect water resources and also improve service delivery.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has declared the theme for World Environment Day 2015 as, “Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet. Consume with Care”. While conveying a message of support for this special day, Dr Stanley Liphadzi, Executive Manager for Water-Linked Ecosystems at the WRC, has emphasised the need for the world to start respecting the environment as the source of our well-being.
In his message Dr Liphadzi says, “We should continue to ensure that there are systems and frameworks in place to secure our environment as there is no us without the environment“.
Click here to view the message https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYD66qUkj4Y
Contact: Dr Stanley Liphadzi, Executive Manager Water-Linked Ecosystems email: firstname.lastname@example.org