World Water Day
DON’T LET OUR FUTURE DRY UP
World Water Day is observed on 22nd March and it features the significance of fresh water. The day centers around the significance of clean water, its sanitation and cleanliness. “Clean water” is shorthand for a ‘securely managed drinking water administration’ i.e. the water that is open on the premises, accessible when required, and free from pollution.
The day is celebrated to concentrate on the significance of water and need to safeguard it. The United Nations General Assembly assigned 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day, and this year it’s the 26th World Water Day. It has been held yearly from that year onwards.
World Water Day is a universal recognition and a chance to get familiar with water related issues, be inspired to advise others and make a move to make a difference. The human right to water entitles everybody, without discrimination, to adequate, safe, satisfactory, physically accessible and affordable water for individual and residential use; which incorporates water for drinking, individual sanitation, washing of garments, food preparation, and individual and family unit cleanliness.
According to the theme of World Water Day 2019, below are some of the miserable facts related to water scarcity.
- 1 billion individuals live without safe water at home. One out of four primary schools have no drinking water system, with students drinking water from unprotected sources or going thirsty.
- In excess of 700 children under five years old die each day from the diarrhea associated to hazardous water and poor sanitation.
- Globally, 80% of the general population who drink and use unsafe and unprotected water sources live in provincial regions.
- Girls and women are in charge of water accumulation in eight out of ten households with water off-premises.
- Around 159 million individuals gather their drinking water from surface water, for example, lakes and streams.
- Around 4 billion individuals – about 66% of the total population – experience extreme water shortage during around one month of the year.
- 700 million individuals worldwide could be displaced by serious water scarcity by 2030.