March 22: World Water Day

The United Nations General Assembly adopted, on December 22, 1992; the resolution to be declared every year on March 22, World Water Day, in accordance with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development.

The World Water Day is celebrated every year with the intention of bringing attention to the population, the importance of fresh water for living beings and the defense of the sustainable management of resources for their preservation. The celebration provides an opportunity to learn more about water issues and serves as inspiration for sharing natural resource problems and taking action to change the water’s precarious situation.

Each year, World Water Day highlights a particular aspect related to water. In 2017, the theme is the nature of water, whose objective is to explore how to use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.

Today, there are more than 663 million people who live without drinking water near their homes, spend countless hours lining up or moving to distant sources, as well as a health problem for contaminated water consumers. Ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Currently, 2.1 billion people live without drinking water in the home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.

Recall that the Sustainable Development Goal 6 is to achieve by 2030, improve water quality, reduce pollution, eliminate spillage and minimize the release of chemical and hazardous products, halve the proportion of untreated wastewater increase substantially recycling and safe reuse globally.

Source: World Water Day Official Website