World Water Day – Update (March, 2023)
Every year, March 22 is observed as World Water Day to raise awareness about the global water crisis and the importance of water. The day aims to inspire people to sustainably manage freshwater resources, address water-related issues and support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water and Sanitation for All by 2030.
History of World Water Day
In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to observe World Water Day on March 22 every year. The first World Water Day was observed in 1993, and since then, the day has been celebrated globally to highlight the importance of water.
Significance of World Water Day
Water is the elixir of life, and everyone needs it to sustain their lives. However, according to the United Nations, around two billion people worldwide lack safe drinking water. Additionally, diseases related to poor water, sanitation, and hygiene shorten the lives of 74 million people each year, and 1.4 million people die annually due to a lack of access to clean water. This highlights the importance of conserving water and addressing water-related issues.
Theme of World Water Day 2023
The theme for World Water Day 2023 is “Accelerating the change to solve the water and sanitation crisis.” It highlights the urgent need to take action to address the global water crisis and the necessity to go beyond business as usual. The United Nations aims to unite the world around water and kickstart the UN 2023 Water Conference from March 22 to 24 in New York, United States.
Celebration of World Water Day
World Water Day is celebrated by organisations, NGOs, and individuals to conserve water and address issues associated with water resources. On this day, seminars, webinars, and events are organised worldwide to raise awareness about the importance of water and the need to address water-related challenges.
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