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World Water Day – Why Is It Celebrated?

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By Ryan Tedder |  Published

Water is essential for life, and without it, nothing would survive. But as the global population grows and the planet faces the impacts of climate change, the availability and quality of freshwater resources are becoming more threatened. That's why World Water Day is so important. So why is World Water Day celebrated, and what can we do to protect and conserve this precious resource?

What is World Water Day?

As an international observance day created in 1993 by the United Nations, World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22nd. Its sole aim is to highlight the vital importance of freshwater while raising awareness about the global water shortage crisis and the sustainable management of freshwater resources on a local, national, and international level.

World Water Day has a purpose-led theme each year, with past themes including Groundwater, Water And Energy, Wastewater, and Water Cooperation. The theme for 2023 is ‘Accelerating Change’. In highlighting the issues and raising awareness, it’s hoped that we can deliver the objective of meeting the Sustainable Development Goal of clean water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Why is it important to celebrate it?

So why is it so important to celebrate World Water Day? Well, the answer’s simple: water is essential for life, and without it, human, animal, and plant life can’t survive. However, with a growing global population, increased industrialisation, and a reliance on fossil fuels intensifying climate change, the availability and quality of freshwater resources are becoming more threatened.

Severe water scarcity affects around 4bn people – almost two-thirds of the global population – for at least one month a year, which is expected to rise. Climate change is increasing the issue, affecting weather patterns and causing more frequent and severe droughts and floods. In addition, pollution and overuse of freshwater resources put immense pressure on our water systems.

So celebrating World Water Day is a fantastic way to raise awareness about these critical issues and encourage people to take action in any way they can to protect and conserve water resources. It’s a day to remind us of the value of water and its importance in our lives.

What can we do for World Water Day?

So, what can we do to celebrate World Water Day and contribute to the sustainable management of our water resources? Alongside liking and sharing any social media content you see, here are some small but positive actions we can all take:

Save water

Simple actions like turning off the tap while brushing our teeth or preparing food, fixing leaks, and taking shorter showers can go a long way towards saving water.

Reduce pollution

Plastic and chemical pollution affects rivers, waterways, and oceans, so reducing plastic waste and avoiding chemicals at home can help water stay clean.

Eat local

Buy locally-grown, seasonal foods to help ease water pressure on other countries, and eat foods that require less water to produce.

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