World Water Day

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The World Water Day is observed on 22 March every year, to raise awareness about the importance of water. The theme this year is, ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges the world faces in the 21st century. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.

During the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the recommendation to celebrate a day as an International Water Day was put forth and in 1993, the General Assembly of United Nations designated 22nd March as the World Water Day.

Since 1993, the World Water Day is observed to devote the day to the activities that promotes general awareness about water resources, their depletion and the resourceful management of water.

This year World Water Day is observed around the theme– Nature for Water .The theme explores how nature can be used to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. This could be in the form of nature-based solutions to reduce floods, droughts and water pollution and protect ecosystems.