Mar. 22, 2012
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. International World Water Day now is held annually on 22 of March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Water is unquestionably the most important substance in our lives. Without water, life would not exist. It is a prerequisite for all human and economic development. Yet today, nearly one billion people – about one in eight – lack access to clean water. More than twice that many, 2.5 billion people, don’t have access to a toilet.
There has been significant public attention paid to the issue of water scarcity lately, and for good reason. Although water is a renewable resource, it is also a finite one. Only 2.53 percent of earth’s water is fresh, and some two-thirds of that is locked up in glaciers and permanent snow cover.*
Roughly five percent of the world’s fresh water is used to carry away urine. On average each Falcon Waterfree Urinal saves 40,000 gallons (151,000 liters) or more of fresh water per year. With over 350,000 Falcon Urinals installed throughout the world, Falcon Waterfree Technologies directly saves approximately 14 Billion gallons of water each year.
“We are proud of our Company’s contributions to combatting the world’s water scarcity epidemic,” said Marc Nathanson, Chairman and CEO of Falcon. “We can no longer take fresh water for granted and we must protect our water supply from being unnecessarily wasted. There is absolutely no reason to waste precious water by flushing a urinal. We hope facility owners will do their part and install waterfree urinals as the global community comes together today to focus on water issues.”
About Falcon Waterfree Technologies
Founded in 2000, Falcon Waterfree Technologies manufactures and markets advanced waterless urinal technology for commercial, institutional, and government facilities. Falcon Waterfree conducts business worldwide, with manufacturing facilities in 7 countries as well as offices and affiliates in more than 50 nations. Falcon Waterfree products are in use around the world in stadiums and arenas, schools and universities, airports and every type of commercial and institutional facility.
Falcon is privately owned by Mapleton Investments and Capricorn Investment Group.
For more information, please contact:
Will Bennett, Vice President – Corporate Development
Falcon Waterfree Technologies, LLC