World Water Day

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2021 Date22 March 2021
2022 Date22 March 2022
World Water Day

World Water Day History

World Water Day seeks to raise awareness about issues relating to water such as water shortages and sanitation problems. This day aims to provide people with access to safe and clean water. World Water Day was established in 1993 by the UN General Assembly. It is observed annually on March 22nd.

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World Water Day Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for World Water Day in 2020 was Nature and Climate Change.
  • In developing nations, nearly 80% of illnesses can be linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.
  • Russia's Lake Baikal and North America's Great Lakes hold about 40% of the world's fresh water supply, the large remainder of the freshwater supply is in the form of icecaps and glaciers.
  • According to UNICEF, diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under the age of 5 in the world.
  • You ain't gonna miss your water until your well runs dry - Bob Marley

World Water Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Don't waste water!!! Make a conscious effort to use less water on World Water Day and on other days. Some ways to reduce water consumption include, showers instead of baths, washing full loads of clothing only and turning off the tap while washing dishes and brushing teeth.
  • Donate to a charity or organization that supports water issues in developing nations. WaterAid is an organization that works in poor countries to set up and maintain water sources, UNICEF and UNCHR also provide support and relief efforts to improve water sanitation and hygiene globally.
  • Volunteer to help clean up trash and other debris along a beach or shore. This garbage and debris pollutes the water that we need in our daily lives.
  • Watch documentaries about water-related issues such as pollution, contamination and diseases. Our top picks are Thirst (2004),Flow for the Love of Water (2008), Tapped (2009), Dhaka's Cholera Wars (2011), Troubled Water (2012), and The Fight for Water (2014).
  • Take part in a local World Water Day celebration, such as a film screening or a water conservation event. One of the largest events, the White House Water Summit in Washington DC, will be livestreamed.

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