World Water Day

March 22, 2018

Water is one of the most important resources on our planet. We’re made of it, we’re surrounded by it, and we consume it. Water is a necessity of life.

Meanwhile, with a rapidly expanding Central Florida population, the ever-increasing stresses on water resources continues to grow. The sustainability of urban and natural systems, as well as the needs of Orlando water users hinges on our ability to protect this limited resource.

On Thursday, March 22nd, UCF will join universities and communities all over the world as we celebrate our first ever World Water Day. This year’s theme is Water for Nature. Looking to oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams we hope to explore the ways in which we can overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.

Calculate your water footprint:

World Water Day Fair

Location: Memory Mall

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Description: Sustainability Initiatives is bringing together a variety of departments, registered student organizations, and community partners to educate, conserve, and celebrate water in all of its forms. Participants can visit different exhibits, view displays, gain tips, and engage in activities to win prizes. This is a free event, and all are welcome to attend.

Oceans Film Screening

UCF Arboretum

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Description: Help us close out World Water Day with a screening of DisneyNature’s "Oceans". Appreciate this visually stunning plunge into the life of the aquatic, all while enjoying a peaceful night on the Arboretum lawn!

Food will be provided by our friends at Lazy Moon Pizza on a first come first serve basis, and we'll be raffling off Brita filters throughout the evening! Bring a friend, a blanket to sit on, and enjoy this free event! All are welcome to attend.