World Water Day (22 March) History, Significance, Theme and Observation

World Water Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Water Day (विश्व जल दिवस)
Event Date22 / March
Event Started1993
Event LevelInternational
Observed byUnited Nations

World Water Day Brief

World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March every year. In the year 1993, this campaign was announced by the General Assembly of the United Nations to celebrate 22 March every year as World Water Day to increase awareness among the people about the importance, need and conservation of water.

World Water Day History

The initiative to celebrate World Water Day was taken in the program organized by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 1992 and in 1993, the United Nations decided by its General Assembly to make this day an annual event. I decided to celebrate the purpose of this program was to tell the importance of water conservation among the people, the importance of clean potable water, etc.

World Water Day Objective

The purpose of World Water Day is to ensure the availability of clean and safe water in all the developed countries of the world and it also focuses on the importance of water conservation.

Various NGOs and Non-governmental organizations are also involved in the promotion of clean water conservation to draw public attention to all complex water issues, including UN member states and agencies. During the celebration of this event, all the issues related to water are exposed to the public like how clean water is getting out of reach of the people etc.

How to celebrate World Water Day

World Water Day is celebrated all over the world to raise people's awareness of the importance of water in various walks of life including environment, health, agriculture and business.

It is celebrated by organizing a variety of programs and activities such as visual arts, stage and musical festivals of water, local pond, lake, river and reservoir excursions, discussions on water management and safety at local, national and international levels. , spreading messages through TV and radio channels or the Internet, educational programs, competitions and a host of activities based on the importance of clean water and conservation measures. The blue water drop shape is the main symbol of the World Water Day celebration.

World Water Day Theme(s)

The United Nations chooses a theme for World Water Day each year. The themes chosen for World Water Day since 1993 are as follows:-

  • The Theme of the 1993 World Water Day is "Water for the City".
  • The Theme of the 1994 World Water Day is "It is everyone's job to take care of our water resources".
  • The Theme of the 1995 World Water Day is "Women and Water".
  • The Theme of World Water Day for the year 1996 is "Water for the thirsty city".
  • The Theme of World Water Day for the year 1997 was "Water of the World: Is Enough".
  • The Theme of the 1998 World Water Day is "Ground Water - Invisible Resource".
  • The Theme of the 1999 World Water Day is "Everybody is living to flow".
  • The Theme of the 2000 World Water Day is "Water for the 21st Century".
  • The Theme of the 2001 World Water Day is "Water for Health".
  • The Theme of the 2002 World Water Day is "Water for Development".
  • The Theme of the 2003 World Water Day is "Water for the Future".
  • The Theme of the 2004 World Water Day is "Water and Disaster".
  • The Theme of the 2005 World Water Day is "Water for Life 2005-2015".
  • The Theme of World Water Day 2006 is "Water and Culture".
  • The Theme of the 2007 World Water Day is "Water Scarcity with Munder".
  • The Theme of the 2008 World Water Day is "Cleanliness".
  • The Theme of World Water Day 2009 is "Jal Ke Paar".
  • The Theme of World Water Day 2010 is "Clean Water for a Healthy World".
  • The Theme of World Water Day 2011 is "Water for the City: Response to the Urban Challenge".
  • The Theme of the 2012 World Water Day is "Water and Food Security".
  • The Theme of World Water Day 2013 is "Water Cooperation".
  • The Theme of World Water Day 2014 is "Water and Energy".
  • The Theme of 2015 World Water Day is "Water and Sustainable Development".
  • The Theme of the 2016 World Water Day is "Water and Jobs".
  • The Theme of the 2017 World Water Day is "Waste Water".
  • The Theme of the 2018 World Water Day is "Nature Based Solutions for Water".
  • The Theme of World Water Day 2019 is "Leave no one behind".
  • The Theme of World Water Day 2020 is "Water and Climate Change".
  • The Theme of the 2021 World Water Day is "Precious Water".
  • The Theme of World Water Day for the year 2022 is "Groundwater, making the invisible visible".

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