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World Water Day, on March 22, raises awareness about the importance of water in our everyday lives and the critical water challenges we face in the 21st century. According to the 2018 United Nations World Water Development Report: 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services.
Around 1.9 billion people live in potentially severely water-scarce areas. The number of people at risk from floods is projected to rise from 1.2 billion today to around 1.6 billion in 2050 – nearly 20 percent of the world’s population.
The Code Council is dedicated to helping solve these problems through modern building codes and standards that lead to resilient communities, safe plumbing, efficient technologies and a well-trained, professional workforce of code officials and plumbing professionals to maintain these systems. The International Codes are a family of fifteen coordinated building codes developed by the Code Council and used throughout the U.S. and in many other countries that ensure safe plumbing systems in both residential and commercials buildings.
“Though World Water Day comes just once a year, the Code Council works year round to ensure that our families and communities have the safest, most resilient structures to protect against floods, hurricanes and other modern-day disasters,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “In addition, our Family of Companies helps facilitate the quick adoption of new water efficient products into homes and structures and promotes the need for smart water use.”
Those interested can download The Code Councils’ water infographic, “Everyone Needs Water” as a PDF or JPEG and visit www.iccsafe.org/water for more information.