World Water Day


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


World Water Day


Background

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.


Themes

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

2008: Sanitation

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.


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