World Water Day

By Adrián Delgado

Mar. 02, 2020 09:00 am GMT

World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22nd, an event that has been held since 1993 focusing on the importance of fresh water.

World Water Day is an event that raises awareness about the importance of water, makes people aware of the importance of caring for the so-called liquid gold for the life of humans and species on Earth. Likewise, to make known the problems of the millions of people who live without access to drinking water and the urgent measures that must be taken to face the world water crisis.

This commemorative event began in 1992 when the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development was held in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a result of this convention, the United Nations adopted a resolution by which March 22nd of each year was declared World Water Day.

Later, other celebrations and events were added such as the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013, or the current International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028. These celebrations serve to reaffirm the UN’s view that action on water and sanitation is critical to poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability.

In this year 2020, the main campaign hosting this major global event is “Water and Climate Change”, focusing on reducing floods, droughts, water pollution and water scarcity. Water is a resource closely linked to climate change. By controlling water resources and making sustainable and correct use of them we will be able to reduce greenhouse gases. It is important to seek sustainable solutions for access to safe water and sanitation. All of us have a role to play in this fight, because small actions on our part translate into big changes.

This commemorative day is an opportune date for all of us, individually or collectively, to begin, starting today, to care for, value and ration the water we use in our multiple daily activities.

There is much we can do from our homes, communities or any area where we work. Let’s start by educating the younger generations, so that they will be the guardians and protectors of water, from which they will benefit in the future, if they learn to take care of it and ration it in the right way. Everyone’s contribution is important and fundamental. For this reason, we invite you to raise awareness by using the different social networks with an opinion, idea or suggestion on this interesting topic through the hashtag #WorldWaterDay, and @DCUWater.

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