On March 22, World Water Day focuses our attention on the Earth’s most vital resource. Ensuring clean water sources for all the world’s inhabitants is the goal of World Water Day.
World Water Day is the chance to remind ourselves that billions of people to this day live their lives without access to safe drinking water. As a fundamental human right, it is our job to conserve the water we do have as well as ensure access to those who need it.
As many different groups are overlooked when it comes to providing access to Earth’s most precious resource, the United Nations has taken the stance that “water services must meet the needs of marginalized groups and their voices must be heard in the decision-making process.”
In order to guarantee no one is left behind, it is our job to educate ourselves on the laws and regulations that surround our water usage. The water challenges we face vary region to region. By better understanding the challenges we face in conserving water, the more prepared we’ll be to supply water in the future.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Try this: Pour yourself a glass of water and stare at it closely. Take a moment to appreciate it. When you’re ready, take a sip and feel how your body willingly accepts it. Be gracious for this experience and acknowledge the fact there are people on this very day who cannot enjoy the same privilege. Finally, pledge your support in making sure that everyone may have access to fresh water in the near future!
Come together as a community and see how we can save water together. Go to worldwaterday.org/events and see what events are happening near you.
Get the conversation going and share your ideas on how we can provide clean water for everyone. Visit www.worldwaterday.com to find out how you can help improve the world’s water supply. Use #WorldWaterDay to share on social media.
In 1993 the first World Water Day was observed. The event was initially proposed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in December 1992. Each year there has been a theme associated with World Water Day to provide a cohesive mission and single-pointed focus.