March 22 marks World Water Day
World Water Day is celebrated across the globe on 22nd March. This day means of focusing on importance of clean water and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This day was observed by people and organizations worldwide, including all member states of United Nations in the year 1993.
World Water Day is supported by many organizations across the world. Many organizations do a lot of events to promote and to make people aware about the importance World Water Day.
Every year United Nations selects theme on it. This year the theme is ‘Why waste water?’(2017), previous year the theme was ‘water and jobs’ (2016). It was celebrated first time on 22nd March, 1993 and it was designated by United Nations.
Objectives behind World Water Day
It is an International Observance Day. The main objective behind this is to make people aware about the water related issues and make them aware about these issues to take some action, particularly in developing countries.
Global water crisis is one of these issues which include challenges such as water pollution, water scarcity and lack of sanitation for the billions of people in developing countries.
The World Water Day was first announced in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.
The first World Water Day was celebrated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 and since then each year has focused on a different issue.
Why we should conserve water?
Water is the most precious substance for preserving life. In developed and developing countries we tend to take water for granted because it flows fluently out of the tap. But we are rapidly consuming the global supply of clean water.
- We should conserve water for our future generation.
- Every living being on planet needs water to grow.
- Conserving water helps to conserve energy and also helps to conserve money.