World Water Day is observed on 22nd March

The day focuses on supporting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG-6): water and sanitation for all by 2030.
Sheena

Updated: Mar 23, 2020 12:29:06 pm

23 March 2020 Current Affairs:World Water Day is observed on 22nd March every year. The day aims to create awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. 

Aim:
The day marks the importance of freshwater and spreads awareness for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The day aims to revive initiatives and measures to save water. 
Water is the essential building block of life. It is essential to protect the health, and hence water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. 

Theme:
The theme for the 2020 World Water Day is 'Water and Climate Change.' The theme explores how the two issues are inextricably linked. The 2020 campaign promoted messages around hand-washing and hygiene and gave guidance on staying safe while supporting the campaign, in view of the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
World Water Day is celebrated by hosting a variety of events, including educational, theatrical, musical, or lobbying in nature. The day includes campaigns to raise money for water projects.

Background:
The observation of the day was initiated in the year 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution to observe 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water. The day was first observed on 22 March 1993. The day focuses on the importance of freshwater.
World Water Day aims to take action to tackle the global water crisis. The day focuses on supporting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG-6): water and sanitation for all by 2030. 
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