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WORLD WATER DAY

Context

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.

Theme

  • 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.

History

  • 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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