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Saturday, March 22, 2014

March 22, 2014: World Water Day

 >> March 22 is World Water Day. A day to remember the importance of water. A day to remember that Water is precious and each drop needs to be saved for ourselves and for our next generation.

>> But it’s so sad that we remember and talk much about Water only on March 22 and then continue to contaminate and waste it all the other 364 days. If there is no fresh water, there is no life. What makes earth compatible for life itself is water. What would the world do without fresh water? We need it to hydrate our bodies, it’s in the food we eat and the beverages we drink. We use it to clean ourselves, our clothes, our dishes, our cars and everything else around us. You can travel on it or jump in it to cool off on hot summer days. Many of the products that you use everyday, contain it or were manufactured using it. All forms of life need it, and if they don’t get enough of it, they quite simply die.

>> Political disputes have centred around water nowadays. In some places, it’s treasured and incredibly difficult to get. In others, it’s incredibly easy to get and then squandered and wasted. So, as our numbers grow, we have to realise that fresh water is becoming scarce, and there soon will not be enough to go around unless we learn to save it.

>> So friends..its our responsibility to save water. Whenever you use water, remember its importance and reduce its consumption to the absolute minimum. We need to keep that water flowing in our taps and into our homes and what better way than to be a mover and shaker or rather a saver, in your own little way?
Here is the history and importance of World Water Day.


** World Water Day has been observed on 22 March since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared 22 March as "World Day for Water". The UN and its member nations devote this day to implementing UN recommendations and promoting concrete activities within their countries regarding the world's water resources. Each year, one of various UN agencies involved in water issues takes the lead in promoting and coordinating international activities for World Water Day. Since its inception in 2003, UN-Water has been responsible for selecting the theme, messages and lead UN agency for the World Day for Water.

2014 World Water Day Theme: "Water and Energy"

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Message for the World Water Day

"On World Water Day, let us pledge to develop the policies needed to ensure that sustainable water and energy are secured for the many and not just the few".


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