17 Sustainable Development Goals to Transform Our World
——2015 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 70/1
Our homeland, the Earth, is facing various global challenges brought by economic prosperity and environmental degradation. In view of this, all members of the United Nations agreed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals before 2030, calling for action by all countries to promote sustainable economy while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
Among all challenges, daily consumption and pollution by human activities causes water scarcity in the world. "Water Footprint" is thus an indicator of water use that refers to the total volume of freshwater directly and indirectly used to produce goods and services. Understanding this concept allows us be aware of the impact of our daily life to water resources, in order to make wise decision on sustainable way of living, and conserve the precious water for our next generation.
"Hong Kong Water Race" has been organized by Wofoo Social Enterprises, co-organized by Water Supplies Department, and sponsored by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. Through the means of city orienteering, this project strives to promote the concept of water footprint to the participants and arouse public awareness of water crisis and climate change. Participants will be requested to visit scenic spots and public amenities around designated area to complete tasks.
The first "Hong Kong Water Race" was held in Tin Shui Wai in 2013. The Race has been gaining supports from various social sectors. The 2014 Race was held in Sha Tin riverside, Kai Tak in 2015, Central Harbourfront in 2016, Shatin Racecourse in 2017, Fa Hui Park in 2018, Tin Shui Wai in 2019. The Race gains support of over 4,000 participants, with increasing number of orienteering race and carnival participants every year.
Entering the eighth year, we cordially invite you, your friends and family to join "Hong Kong Water Race 2020" on 17 May 2020 in Kowloon City. See you there!