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World Water Day: Every Drop is Vital

World Water Day is observed ever since the United Nations declared it to be celebrated on 22 March in 1993. The basic aim of World Water Day is to create awareness among the public on significant water issues. The day aims at urging and encouraging people to not waste water.


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The day was first proposed in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNED) in Brazil. On this day, the recommendations by the United Nations are implemented by countries to value water, one of the vital resources for humankind. World Water Day focuses on making a difference in the lives of people who face water issues. The day aims at better future planning as far as water resources are concerned.

Let’s look at the World Water Day themes followed since 1994.

1994 - Caring for our Water Resources is Everybody's Business

1995 - Women and Water

1996 - Water for Thirsty Cities

1997 - The World's Water: Is there enough?

1998 - Groundwater – The Invisible Resource

1999 - Everyone Lives Downstream

2000 - Water for the 21st century

2001 - Water for Health

2002 - Water for Development

2003 - Water for Future

2004 - Water and Disasters

2005 - Water for Life 2005–2015

2006 - Water and Culture

2007 - Coping with Water Scarcity

2008 - Sanitation

2009 - Trans Waters

2010 - Clean Water for a Healthy World

2011 - Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge

2012 - Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry

2013 - Water Cooperation

2014 - Water and Energy

2015 - Water and Sustainable Development

Water is a vital resource. Therefore, it is our responsibility to be aware of water issues and to play an integral part in saving water. For the future of India, it is important for you to know that water is a valuable resource and it should be handled with care. Be a vigilant individual and do not waste water.

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