As we celebrate World Water Day let us take the time out to come together and acknowledge the importance of water. Water is, next to oxygen, the most important source of life to all beings. There is and can be no life without water. Guyana is currently experiencing El Niño which makes it even more important to conserve on our water usage. It is very evident that the nation’s water supply is low and has taken a toll on many farmers and households by affecting crops cultivation, livestock and household activities on the coast and in our interior regions.


Blue lake in Linden.

Even as the Ministry of Agriculture continues to work vigorously to maintain the supply of fresh water we must take this time to encourage you to do your part by employing safe and conservative practices in your daily activities. Monitoring your water tanks to avoid run overs, turning off taps when brushing your teeth and using a bucket instead of a hose to water your plants, are simple steps you can take to conserve water.


Island in Guyana’s Beautiful waters

Water contributes to a green economy and economic development. The livelihood of workers like fishermen depend on the quality of fresh water and farmers, on the ability to manage the supply of fresh water.

Guyana is known as ‘The Land of many Waters’ and we must ensure the water we rely on is safe. Happy World Water Day. Save Water, Save the World.


Corey Young

Systems Development Officer