An observance month to raise awareness about how communities can build resilience to water stress.
Our Water is Stressed
When stress happens to human beings, it is our response to stress — our resiliency — that makes the difference between struggling and thriving.
It is the same thing with water. Just as there are many paths to human resiliency, so too with water. Safe drinking water and wastewater removal is a local issue due to variances such as in regional climate and existing infrastructure.
Water resilience is what March4Water month is all about. March4Water is an observance month from The IAPMO Group, the world-leading technical experts on safe and effective plumbing systems. Codes and standards developed by our researchers are easily customizable at the local level, building water resiliency in lockstep with housing affordability.
About March4Water Month
Each week in March — which also includes World Plumbing Day (March 11) and World Water Day (March 22) — will focus on the different water stresses across the US with tips for how to ensure all communities are safeguarded and ready for the future.
“More than ever, our communities face new challenges related to water and wastewater systems,” said Dave Viola, The IAPMO Group CEO and World Plumbing Council deputy chair. “Extreme weather events, sea level rise, and the aging infrastructure systems that govern our water supply increase the risks to our families without strong science-based codes and standards.”
“Water systems and plumbing standards are largely hometown issues because there are so many variables that impact different regions,” said Dain Hansen, IAPMO executive vice president of Government Relations. “March4Water Month is about raising awareness at the grassroots level about how best to address local water policy and plumbing standards to keep people safe while making the best use of resources and promoting affordable homes and buildings.”
2023 March4Water Resource Links
March 5-11: How Our Plumbing Systems Help Protect Public Health + Safety
March 12-18: Effective Codes and Standards to Help Disaster Mitigation + Recovery
March 19-25: Emerging Technologies for Water Sustainability + Efficiency
March 26-31: Safe Clean Water for All: Assuring Affordability + Equity