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World Water Day 2022: Learn about the Day’s history, theme, and significance

The day raises awareness of the fact that over 2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water.

New Delhi: Water is regarded as one of the most important aspects of everyone’s life. In our homes, food, culture, health, education, economics, and natural environment, water has enormous and complex value. However, billions of people are deprived of water for survival due to pollution and injudicious consumption.

Every year on March 22nd, World Water Day is commemorated to recognise the importance of water in our lives. The day raises awareness of the fact that over 2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. “It is about taking action to address the global water crisis,” according to the United Nations. World Water Day’s main goal is to help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: clean water and sanitation for all by 2030.”

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World Water Day 2022
World Water Day 2022

Theme

Every year, UN-Water selects a unique theme for World Water Day. The theme for this year is Groundwater: Bringing the Invisible to Light.

“The underground is impenetrable, but its impact can be seen everywhere.” Groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives, hidden beneath our feet and out of sight. Groundwater makes up nearly all of the world’s liquid freshwater. Groundwater will become increasingly important as climate change worsens. To manage this valuable resource sustainably, we must work together. “Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be forgotten,” according to the website worldwaterday.org, which emphasises the importance of groundwater.

The day encourages people to protect underground water from overexploitation, which includes extracting more water than is replenished by rain and snow, as well as pollution. According to the United Nations, groundwater exploration, protection, and sustainable use should be the primary focus in order to survive and adapt to climate change while also meeting the needs of a growing population.

History

In 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring March 22 to be World Water Day every year, beginning in 1993.

On Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged everyone to “save every drop of water.”

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