Date: March 22
Organized By: UN
Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams
Every year March 22 is celebrated as World Water Day. The world water day is celebrated to spread the importance of fresh water and sustainable management of fresh water resources.
United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 22 as World Water Day through a resolution on 22 December 1992. The first World Water Day was celebrated on 22 March 1993.
2018: Nature-based Solutions for Water
2017: Why waste water?
2016: Better water, better jobs
2015: Water and Sustainable Development
2014: Water and Energy
2013: Water Cooperation
2012: Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry
2011: Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge
2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World
2009: Trans Waters
2007: Coping with Water Scarcity
2006: Water and Culture
2005: Water for Life (2005 – 2015)
2004: Water and Disasters
2003: Water for Future
2002: Water for Development
2001: Water for Health
2000: Water for the 21st century
1999: Everyone Lives Downstream
1998: Groundwater – The Invisible Resource
1997: The World’s Water: Is there enough?
1996: Water for Thirsty Cities
1995: Women and Water
1994: Caring for our Water Resources is Everybody’s Business
1993: Water for Cities
Actions and Programs
There are many activities and programs are conducted on this day to spread the message of importance of fresh water and its management. Every year the celebration is based on a theme related to the current issues.
The programs and events are conducted at different levels by governments, government organizations, non-government organizations, companies, schools, colleges, other educational institutions, etc. to promote the theme as well as focus on critical current issues related to water. Events included in the World Water Day includes educational events, different campaigns, musical shows, arts exhibitions, different competitions, discussions, seminars, road shows, etc.