World Water Day – Update (March, 2022)

On 22nd March, World Water Day is observed annually. This day is observed to raise awareness regarding the importance of water and its conservation.

Overview:

  • This day focuses to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) of the United Nations. SDG 6 looks to ensure sanitation and safe water for all across the globe by 2030.
  • This day acts as a reminder for us to take precautionary steps to tackle water crisis across the globe.

The theme of World Water Day 2022

“Groundwater, making the invisible visible” is the theme for this year’s World Water Day. The programs that have been organized for this day will focus on groundwater importance. Many organizations, as well as individuals, are being called upon to create awareness regarding this resource which is continuously depleting.

History of this day

In 1992, during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, the idea to observe this day was first put forward. The UN General Assembly, in 1992, adopted a resolution declaring 22nd March as World Day for Water. The observation of this day began in 1993.

Aim of this day

This day looks to conserve underground water, protect it from overexploitation as well as generate awareness regarding the pollution that is causing harm to it. The United Nations stated that to survive the effects of climate change, sustainable usage and protection of groundwater should be highlighted.

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