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World Water Day 2020

Read about Klorane's commitment to water

Water, water, water.

It might seem like there is an abundance of water in the UK at the moment, with all the heavy rain we’ve been experiencing recently. However, as World Water Day is approaching at the end of this month, we need to keep in mind how lucky we are to have access to clean water.

What is World Water Day?

World Water Day is a global event hosted by the United Nations on the 22nd March every year since 1993. It focuses on highlighting that everyone around the world deserves to have access to clean and freshwater. We need to remember that access to water is a human right!

This year, World Water Day is bringing attention to how water and climate change are inextricably linked. Extreme weather conditions, thought to be caused by climate change, is making clean water sources scarcer but also more polluted. As we know, water is essential for life, so climate action is needed to ensure water is safe and access is sustainable. Read and learn more on the World Water Day official page

World Water Day Logo

How has water been a priority for Klorane?

For over 25 years, we have been dedicated to preserving water because we recognise the great importance water is to ensuring environments, societies and economies thrive. Over the years we have been apart of many incredible projects run by local communities.

Great Green Wall

Combating Desertification with the Great Green Wall

Klorane Botanical Foundation has and continues to participate in reforestation programs such as the Great Green Wall. The UNESCO Green Citizen program has so far planted more than 80,000 date trees from Dakar to Djibouti in collaboration with the Pan-African Agency.

The aim is to prevent desertification by planting dates trees, which help keep the water in the ground but are also able to survive in the extreme conditions of the Sahel. The date trees also provide a food and economic source for the local communities. Read more here

Cleaning Water with Aquatic Mint

Klorane Botanical Foundation partnered with the Tsinghua University China to research the exceptional capacity of Aquatic Mint to purify water loaded with toxic bacteria and algae. Our lab then put our learning into a real-life example.

Professor Claude Grizon, supported by Klorane Botanical Foundation, conducted experiments at the Saint-Laurent-le-Minier River in the heart of the Cévennes mountain range (Gard, France). After a few months, samples taken from the river show that the Aquatic Mint was able to completely decontaminate downstream waters Read more here

Aquatic Mint River

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