WORLD WATER DAY 2022: Theme, History, Significance

World Water Day was formally established by a resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring March 22 to be World Water Day every year to commemorated and highlight the importance of clean water.

According to the United Nations, over two billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. As a result, UN agencies promote World Water Day every year to urge people all over the world by organizing promotional activities that encourage individuals to address important water concerns while also coordinating with international activities. The major goal of this day, according to the UN website, is to “support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.”
This year’s theme ‘Groundwater: Making The Invisible Visible’ is being promoted in a variety of ways, including World Water Day. Here are a few groundwater-related activities to look forward to in 2022:

9th World Water Forum: “Water security for peace and development”
21-26 March


International conference: “Groundwater, Key for Sustainable Development Goals”
18-20 May


Water Decade, High Level Water Conference, Dushanbe June

Side event High-level Political Forum (HLPF): “Climate impacts from cryosphere to groundwater”
July

World Water Week 29 August-2 September


77th United Nations General Assembly: Debate of the Legal Committee on “The Law of Transboundary Aquifers”. 13 September

World Toilet Day 2022 19 November

UN-Water Groundwater Summit 7-8 December

The significance of water to your health cannot be overemphasized. Doctors recommend you drink adequate water on a daily basis. Dehydration can cause impaired thinking, poor concentration, overheating, headaches, lower metabolism, constipation, and kidney stones, as well as putting you at a higher risk of stroke. These can all be avoided by drinking plenty of water.

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