Time To Explore & Celebrate Water

Research | March 20, 2015

Fun Water Facts

1. Because water molecules can spend up to 10,000 years in deep caves before going through the water cycle, what we drink today is the same water dinosaurs drank.

2. Water accounts for 60% of our body and for some body parts that number is even higher.

3. Water might have a memory. An increasing amount of scientific research suggests that water can remember substances it has previously contained.

Water is one of our most important resources. Without water, life on earth would be a pretty sad affair for humans, animals and plants alike. In fact, we all probably wouldn’t be here in the first place.

This Sunday is World Water Day, a national awareness day that lets us celebrate the life-giving qualities of water and think about the many aspects of our lives where water plays an important role.

2 Fun Experiments to Explore Water

To celebrate this year’s World Water Day, get your family together for some fun, splashy water exploring time. Water is a truly marvellous, multi-faceted substance with a lot of intriguing qualities that are important to us and the world around us. You might be surprised by the things you’ll discover with these easy-to-do water experiments.


A Tradition for Almost Two Decades

World Water Day is held every year on March 22 to draw attention to the importance of water and sustainable management of water resources. World Water Day was held for the first time 19 years ago to help people be more mindful about using water by taking straightforward actions like shorter shower. Since then, this awareness day has grown into tackling more complex problems such as water and energy or the role of water in growing food.

UN-Water, the United Nations inter-agency for all freshwater-related issues, chooses a theme every year. This year’s World Water Day will be all about water and sustainable development.

Happy World Water Day, everyone!


Because water is so valuable, there are many charities in Canada that protect our world’s water resources and make sure everyone has access to water. Learn more about how you can support water charities — and any cause important to you and your family.

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