International days are marked to educate the public on issues of concern, to address global problems and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. Each international day provides the community an opportunity to organize activities related to the theme and to create public awareness on the same. Organizations, governments, public and private sectors, schools, universities and citizens make international day a springboard for awareness raising actions. In this article let us check on the observation of World Water Day 2023 and its theme.
World Water Day 2023: March 22
In this article readers can get a glimpse on
- Objective of Observing World Water Day
- Themes of World Water day
- World Water Day 2022 theme
- How To Contribute Towards The Observation Of World Water Day
Objective of Observing World Water Day 2023
World Water day aims at advocating for the sustainable management of water resources. First World Water day was designated by the United Nations in the year 1993.
Globally, 785 million people do not have access to a basic drinking-water service. And even for those who have access to water, the very resource on which a healthy, productive life depends are often inadequate to meet basic needs.
Hence it is very important to educate the society and its common people on how the water usage can be reduced and how the appropriate usage of water can help in reducing occurrences of flood, droughts, scarcity and pollution.
On this Day, March 22 the educators and common men across the world should take it as an important and a kindness act to educate the young and the unaware people about the importance of water conservation.
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World Water Day 2023: Theme
The theme for World Water Day 2023 is “ACCELERATING CHANGE”. Every year a new theme is set so that the activities can revolve around the theme thus enabling a concrete way to achieve the objective. Below mentioned are the themes included since 2010
2022 – Groundwater: Making the invisible visible
2021 – Valuing Water
2020- Water and Climate Change
2019- Leaving No One Behind
2018- Nature for Water
2017-Why Waste Water?
2016- Better Water, Better Jobs
2015- Water and Sustainable Development
2014- Water and Energy
2013- International Year of Cooperation
2012- Water and Food Security
2011- Water for cities
2010- Clean Water for a Healthy World
Groundwater is a vital resource that provides almost half of all drinking water worldwide, about 40% of water for irrigated agriculture and about 1/3 of water required for industry. It sustains ecosystem and is an important part of climate change adaptation process. The objective of the theme is to increase the awareness of the importance of taking care of our groundwater.
Ways to Celebrate World Water Day 2023
Everyone has a role to play. In our daily lives, there are surprisingly easy steps we can all take to address climate change, and protect health.
- Practice appropriate and minimal usage of water
- Spread the message to community through presentation and documentaries
- Plant a tree
- Start practicing 3 R’s. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
- Stop pollution and spread the message
- Understand the relationship between sanitation and water
- Take steps to save water in your community
- Keep a track on the water usage at home and try to minimize the same. This can be practiced at school and work places too
- Involve in getting the young minds know about the water scarcity
- Help the community in leaping towards the future and giving them an idea on how serious and import the issue is.
- Organize campaigns and spread the message.
- Maintain a water usage diary and keep track on the usage of water regularly.
World Water Day 2023: Quiz
1. There are roughly 7.8 billion people in the world today. How many people do not have access to clean water?
2. What proportion of the Earth’s surface is covered by water?
3. On average, how many children die each day from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation?
4. How much of the world’s fresh water is available to drink?
5. How much water can you save per shower by shortening your shower by 5 mins?
6. The duration and intensity of droughts have generally increased. Since 1900 how many people have died as a result?
7. What do you call the rain that contains chemical waste and causes damage to plants and animals?
8. Where does our home wastewater should go?
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