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CAWST - Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology - Paint it Blue for World Water Day

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World Water Day, March 22, is an annual United Nations day to focus attention on the importance of water. Please join CAWST and many other partners in Painting it Blue – together we can inspire Canadians and spark action.
CAWST’s Paint it Blue Campaign is lighting buildings blue from coast to coast on World Water Day. Let’s shine a spotlight on global water issues and the ways we can work together to solve them.  
Ways to get involved:
Light up Blue – Some of Canada’s biggest landmarks (including the Calgary Tower, the Toronto sign, the CN Tower, the Peace Bridge, and multiple city halls) are lighting up blue on World Water Day
  • Join us in illuminating your building blue for World Water Day 
  • Spread the word so that your network knows why their local buildings are blue
  • Snap a picture to share on social media
  • Post informative signage about World Water Day and water issues. We have samples you can use, or come up with your own!
Request a speaker – CAWST can provide speakers for your existing networking event, conference or lunch and learn. We’ll have speakers available throughout March with expertise on the following topics:
  • Global water issues
  • The link between water and health
  • How engineers are addressing global issues
  • How simple, affordable technologies make a difference
  • The Sustainable Development Goals
Host a World Water Day event – Big or small, host an event in your community
  • Arrange a meetup, a lunch and learn or have a conversation with friends over wine. Contact us for help in planning and promoting or for education materials.
  • Use our activities for kids from Kindergarten – grade 12
  • Go on a tour of the local water treatment plant
Paint it Blue on Social Media
  • Add an overlay to your Facebook photo 
  • Share CAWST’s World Water Day content using #PaintitBlue, #WorldWaterDay
  • Learn more about water issues and share it with your network
  • Create and share your own water-related content
Blue blogs – Share knowledge of water challenges through a blog post
  • Write a blog on water challenges. Email us to explore whether we can feature your blog on our social media or as a guest post on our blog.
  • Invite one of our water professionals to do a guest blog post or newsletter article. Email us if you’re interested and we will set you up with one of our staff to tailor an article.


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