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Every year on March 22nd, World Water Day is observed. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about the value of water and its conservation.

Key Points

  • This day is dedicated to assisting the United Nations in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6). 
  • SDG 6 ensures universal access to sanitation and safe drinking water by 2030.
  • This day serves as a reminder to take preventative measures to address the global water crisis.


  • World Water Day 2022's theme is "Groundwater, Making the Invisible Visible." 
  • The events planned for this day will centre on the importance of groundwater. 
  • Many organisations and individuals are being asked to raise awareness about this resource, which is rapidly depleting.


  • The idea for this day was first proposed in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. 
  • In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution designating March 22nd as World Water Day. This day was first observed in 1993.

Aims & Objectives

  • This day aims to conserve underground water, protect it from overexploitation, and raise awareness about the pollution that is harming it. 
  • According to the United Nations, sustainable groundwater usage and protection should be prioritised to survive the effects of climate change.

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