World Water Day
Water Day is an annual event which focuses on global issues related to access to safe, clean drinking water and sanitation.
This year, Water Day focuses on the relationship between water and climate change and how they are connected. According to the UN, “Adapting to climate change’s water effects will save lives and protect our health.”
Many take water for granted because it is such a valuable commodity. World Water Day allows us to reflect on those places and people who still have water needs and work together to find solutions.
This sad, but important fact is that 783 million people in the world do not have clean water access. More than 2.5 million people around the world still don’t have access to proper sanitation facilities. People from all walks of the globe seek to address this tragedy by providing clean water and improved sanitation facilities for underprivileged communities around the globe.
Agenda 22 of 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro proposed the first Water Day. The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution in December 1992 that Water Day would be celebrated each March 22nd. This day was to raise awareness about global water issues. The first Water Day took place in March 1993. It has continued to be held every year ever since.
Water Day was created out of the need for clean water for everyone. Water Day was established by the United Nations to combat the global sanitation and clean water crisis. Water Day is a day when people can help and support communities around the world to get safe, clean water and sanitation facilities.
Water Day also highlights how ordinary people can help those in need to regain their dignity and improve their long-term health through safe, clean water.
Other issues are highlighted each year, including the protection of local aquatic eco-systems.
Water Day is primarily about access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. However, it also addresses other water-related issues that impact the community.
Every year, the UN chooses a theme to celebrate Water Day. The entire celebration is centered around that theme. Water Day 2020’s theme is “Water and Climate Change” and it will examine how these themes are closely connected.
Water Day’s main objective, which aims to ensure universal access to clean water and sanitation, meets the Sustainable Development Goals as set out by the UN World Water Development Report.
Water Day this year focuses on the link between climate change and water. It also examines how we, as a global community cannot afford to delay taking action. According to the UN, climate delay is nearly as dangerous as climate denial. Each country must act more quickly.
The UN also pointed out that extreme weather events are making water scarcer, more unpredictable and more polluted. They also examined how water is essential for survival and the systems that support it, such as our healthcare, sanitation and business.
UN stated that action plans are essential for success in tackling climate change. They must be integrated across sectors and have to prove their effectiveness.
Water Day campaigns and social media marketing reach millions every year via traditional marketing, PR, and social media. The UN also has a variety of channels and websites that promote Water Day and raise awareness.
Celebrities play an important role in Water Day and how it’s celebrated. A number of celebrities have been invited to participate in the annual Water Day celebrations.
In 2016, the UN’s annual report on water noted that the hashtag was a very effective way to engage with social media, potentially reaching an astounding 1.6 billion people.
Water Day events are open to everyone. The UN encourages people from all walks of the world to participate. The UN encourages people “to do their bit” by learning what it means to take action, sharing campaign messages widely and taking steps to help in some way.
Each year, Water Day is celebrated worldwide by communities. The best thing about this global event? There are many ways every community can participate.
There are many options, including holding charity concerts, screenings of films, competitions or hosting debates on the year’s topic. You can also plan fundraising events such as swim marathons or triathlons, races or sports days or fun runs to raise awareness.
There are many virtual events that are held every year in addition to face-to-face events. These include a variety of activities such as community chats, social media debates, and live webinars. You don’t have to attend an event to participate in Water Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved.