Dear industry colleague,
||World Plumbing Council Chairman, Robert Burgon launches World Plumbing Day in Beijing.
It seems that every single day of the year has one cause or another dedicated to it: World Health Day, World Diabetes Day, Earth Hour and even the obscure World Usability Day. If I had my way there would be a World Clint Eastwood Day, but that is highly unlikely.
With all days, obscure and pertinent, why has it taken until March 11, 2010, to celebrate the most noble of trades - plumbing?
World Plumbing Day recognises the value of the plumbing industry to the broader community; it recognises that plumbers, like doctors, are vital to the health of world nations.
World Plumbing Chairman, Robert Burgon, launched World Plumbing Day in early March in Beijing and the world responded with countries from China, to America and Scotland to Australia all participating with events that brought awareness about the industry to governments and local populations. You can read all about World Plumbing Day, just click on the link below.
It was the perfect time to launch World Plumbing Day, for two very distinct reasons:
1. Organisations have recently galvanised in the wake of natural disasters which has brought attention to the lack of and need for proper sanitation.
2. As the world recovers from the GFC, it seems consumer confidence as reported by BRG is once again growing in the building sector.
The importance of plumbing and the plumbing industry is not to be taken lightly and World Plumbing Day is the first step to full community acceptance, tolerance and understanding.