ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Members of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) supported World Water Day 2015, which took place March 22, recognizing the importance of a safe, sustainable water supply, according to a press release.

The theme of this year’s World Water Day was “Water and Sustainable Development,” stated the release.

“Sustainable, protected and naturally recharged water sources are the single most important aspect of our business,” said IBWA Vice President of Communications Chris Hogan. “This commitment to environmental excellence holds true wherever bottled water facilities are located. IBWA supports the smart and responsible management of the world’s water resources. Cooperation on effective groundwater management requires a multijurisdictional approach that involves many parties, including bottled water companies, scientists, consumers, environmentalists and regulators.”

Promoting greater water consumption from all sources, reported the release, helps to support the efforts of communities pushing toward healthier lifestyles.

The bottled water industry, noted the release, recognizes the importance of protecting the world’s quality and quantity of water.

“The bottled water industry continues to demonstrate solid environmental leadership when it comes to water conservation and efficiency,” stated Hogan. “Bottled water companies utilize and manage water resources in a highly efficient and responsible manner by investing in broadly accepted science and technology to improve water quality and strengthening water conservation practices.”

Read the entire release here.