Water is Life. We swim in a lake, river and ocean and water is like our second home. The fact that water is the oil of the 21st century isn’t something new today.
With the population growing, the need for the water is growing even faster. Many countries face water shortage, many people die every day due to the limited access to potable water and many rivers and lakes are drying out. The truth is that fresh water is very rapidly becoming one of the most valuable commodities in the world. All over the globe, big global corporations are gobbling up water rights as fast as they can.
We, as a swimming holiday tour operator feel responsible for the environment while running our outdoor swimming adventure trips and therefore, we have decided to partner with Responsible Travel, UK leading company for responsible holidays. By partnering with Responsible travel we stand committed to follow certain criteria of the responsible travel standards which are important for today’s economic, environmental and social impact. Details of our responsible policy for our Slovenian swimming trips can be found here.
We also made a new partnership with the Slovenian Tourist Board which is responsible for promoting Slovenian tourism internationally. Our Slovenian lake swimming trips are now part of Slovenia’s touristic offer for green active holidays.
Some interesting facts about water:
> More people in the world own cell phones than have access to a toilet.
> More than 80% of sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated, polluting rivers, lakes and coastal areas.
> The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.
> Don’t be surprised if a shop at the airport charges you $3 or $4 USD for a plastic bottle of water.
We want to inspire and empower individuals and communities to conserve freshwater and the extraordinary diversity of life that our rivers, lakes, and wetlands sustain. Drink water from the tap where ever you can and don’t buy bottled water for every price!