World Water Day 2022
Written by Swaati on March 22, 2022
World Water Day is observed every year on 22nd March all over the world. It focuses attention on the importance of water and how to preserve it. As we know that water is essential for life, without water we can’t survive. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. All plants and animals need water to survive. If there was no water there would be no life on earth.
Therefore, it is necessary to understand that natural resources are important for sustaining life on earth. Do you know that approx 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home which affects their health and livelihoods? With climate change, the environment and ecosystem effect and result in the water-crises. Due to floods, drought, water pollution; vegetation, soil, rivers, and lakes are degrading.
The theme of World Water Day 2022 is “GROUNDWATER: MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE”. It is necessary to understand the importance of water and its use. Water has extensive and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, etc.
This theme adapts the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Let us tell you that Goal 6 of Sustainable Development is crystal clear that is water for all by 2030. And according to the definition. it means leaving no one behind.
World Water Day: History
In 1993, United Nations General Assembly decided to celebrate this day as an annual event to increase the awareness among the people about the need and conservation of water. Officially it was first added in schedule 21 of the 1992 year “United Nations Conference on Environment and Development” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And from the year 1993 World Water Day celebrations was started to motivate the people about the importance of water.
World Water Day 2022: Significance
The United Nation and the members of nations celebrate this day by organizing campaigns and promoting global water conservation through real activities. Basically, every year this campaign is promoted by the UN agencies to encourage the people, make them understand the water issues, and also coordinate with the international activities for World Water Day. UN-Water is also responsible for the selection of the World Water Day theme, also distributing messages globally, etc. In fact with UN members and agencies, various NGOs and nongovernment organisations get involved in the promotional activities to aware people. All the water issues are highlighted during this event and campaign.