Colloide Celebrate World Water Day 2020

“Water can help fight climate change. There are sustainable, affordable and scalable water and sanitation solutions.” 


What is World Water Day?

World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, is an annual United Nations Observance focusing on the importance of freshwater.

What is World Water Day 2020 about?

World Water Day 2020 is about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked. The campaign shows how our use of water will help reduce floods, droughts, scarcity and pollution, and will help fight climate change itself.

How have Colloide helped?

At Colloide one of our main service areas is water treatment. Today for World Water Day we want to celebrate our work in sedimentation by looking at one of our newest projects. We recently completed a bridge scraper install at Ardersier WWTW. 2 bridges were installed on 9th March. Colloide provides circular and rectangular scraping systems (plastic and steel) for settlement and flotation tanks. These tanks are generally rectangular or circular, designed to separate out the solids from the liquid by either settlement or flotation. The primary goal of a scraper system is to help with the desludging and descuming of settlement tanks.

What can be done globally?

Improving carbon storage. Peatlands cover about 3% of the world’s land surface but store at least twice as much carbon as all of Earth’s forests. Mangrove soils can sequester up to three or four times more carbon than terrestrial soils. Protecting and expanding these types of environments can have a major impact on climate change.[1]

Protecting natural buffers. Coastal mangroves and wetlands are effective and inexpensive natural barriers to flooding, extreme weather events and erosion.[2]

Harvesting rainwater. Rainwater capture is particularly useful in regions with uneven rainfall distribution to build resilience to shocks and ensure supplies for dry periods.[3]

Adopting climate-smart agriculture Practising conservation agriculture to improve soil organic matter (needed for the soil to retain water), reducing post-harvest losses and food waste, and transforming waste into a source of nutrients or biofuels/biogas can address both food security and climate change.[4]

Reusing wastewater. Unconventional water resources, such as regulated treated wastewater, can be used for irrigation and industrial and municipal purposes.[5]

Adapting to the water effects of climate change will protect health and save lives. Using water more efficiently will reduce greenhouse gases and we cannot afford to wait. Everyone has a role to play. Read more on how you can help.

Get in touch

If you are interested in our services or bridge scrapers, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

T: 028 8675 8638  |   E: stacey@colloide.com


[1] UN-Water (2019): Policy Brief on Climate Change and Water: https://www.unwater.org/publications/un-water-policy-brief-on-climate-change-and-water/

[2] UN-Water (2019): Policy Brief on Climate Change and Water: https://www.unwater.org/publications/un-water-policy-brief-on-climate-change-and-water/

[3] UN-Water (2019): Policy Brief on Climate Change and Water: https://www.unwater.org/publications/un-water-policy-brief-on-climate-change-and-water/

[4] UN-Water (2019): Policy Brief on Climate Change and Water: https://www.unwater.org/publications/un-water-policy-brief-on-climate-change-and-water/

[5] UN-Water (2019): Policy Brief on Climate Change and Water: https://www.unwater.org/publications/un-water-policy-brief-on-climate-change-and-water/

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