World Water Day

Why Is Water So Important?

Since 1993, World Water Day has been commemorated on March 22nd every year to highlight the significance of freshwater.


World Water Day honours water while also raising awareness of the 2.2 billion people who do not have access to safe drinking water. It's about taking steps to address the world's water issue. The accomplishment of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.


The Day's History

The concept for this worldwide day dates back to 1992, when Rio de Janeiro hosted the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. In the same year, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring March 22nd as World Day for Water, to be marked annually beginning in 1993.


Other celebrations and events were added afterwards. For example, the 2013 International Year of Cooperation in the Water Sphere and the current International Decade for Water for Sustainable Development, which runs from 2018 to 2028. These commemorations seek to underline the importance of water and sanitation policies in reducing poverty, promoting economic progress, and ensuring environmental sustainability.


Significance of World Water Day

Groundwater, which accounts for nearly all liquid freshwater on the planet, presents cultures with a plethora of benefits and opportunities. However, scientists claim that serious water depletion and pollution are now hurting the lives and livelihoods of billions of people as a result of man-made dangers. As a result, in the face of increasing scarcity, the rich groundwater that contributes to the world population's regular usage of water for household purposes can no longer be disregarded.


Water Conservation

Water conservation is the process of protecting, regulating, and managing water resources in an efficient and effective manner. Water conservation has become a need in every section of the world, even when there appears to be enough of it. It is the most practical and environmentally beneficial method of reducing our water consumption. Using less water also reduces the strain on our sewage treatment plants, which consume a lot of energy to heat water.


5 Easy Ways To Conserve Water Every Day:

  • Take shorter showers.

  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.

  • Use the washing machine fully loaded.

  • Water the plants using a watering can.

  • Clean the floors using a bucket.


Water Pollution

Toxic compounds enter water bodies such as lakes, rivers, and seas, where they are dissolved, suspended in the water, or deposited on the bed, resulting in water pollution. Water quality suffers as a result of this.


Not only would this be disastrous for aquatic ecosystems, but the contaminants will also seep through and reach groundwater, potentially contaminating the water we use in our everyday activities, including drinking.

Water pollution may occur in a variety of ways, with municipal sewage and industrial waste discharge being one of the most harmful. Contaminants that reach the water supply through soils or groundwater systems, as well as rain, are examples of indirect causes of water contamination. Human farming activities, as well as poorly disposed of industrial pollutants, are found in soils and groundwaters.


Water-related Documentaries That We Suggest


Watermark

2013 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 30m

Chasing Ice

2012 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 16m

 

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