March 22: World Water Day
Every year since 1993, World Water Day is being celebrated on March 22. It is being celebrated to spread the importance of fresh water. The day is celebrated by United Nations as well along with various other organizations all over the world. The theme of World Water Day is
Theme: Water and Climate Change
The main purpose of World Water Day is to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6. This includes Water and Sanitation for all by 2030.
By 2050, more than 5.7 billion people are to live in areas where is to go scarce. The water demand all over the world is to increase by 50% by 2040. Therefore, it is important to mark more such events that aims at conserving water.
The day began in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. At the conference, the UN passed a resolution to observe World Water Day. Since then several events have been added. It includes the International Year of Cooperation in the Water Sphere, 2013. Apart from this, currently International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development (2018-28) is also being marked.
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