World Water Day 2018: Theme, Date,Celebration,Slogans

What is World Water Day

What is World Water Day?:- World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.



Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education, and livelihoods.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensure that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets for protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.

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WORLD WATER DAY HISTORY

World Water Day is celebrated every year on 22nd of March by the people all across the world. The day was established to be celebrated as an annual event in the year 1993 by the decision of the United Nations General Assembly.

This campaign was declared as a World Day for Water to be celebrated on 22nd of March each year to increase the awareness among the people about the importance, need and conservation of water.

It was first officially added to the schedule 21 of the year 1992 “United Nations Conference on Environment and Development” in the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and celebration was started from the year 1993 to motivate the general public in order to get their support in water conservation by avoiding the use of their taps for whole day.

WHY WORLD WATER DAY IS CELEBRATED



The United Nation including member nations celebrates this campaign by implementing the UN recommendations as well as promoting the global water conservation through the real activities.

This campaign is especially promoted by one of the UN agencies every year which involves encouraging the people to listen and understand about the water issues as well as coordinating with the international activities for the World Water Day.

Since the beginning of this event celebration, the UN-Water has been responsible for the selection of World Water Day theme, distribution of global messages as well as leading the UN agencies for celebrating the World Day for Water.


Including the UN member states and agencies, various NGOs and nongovernment organizations also become involved in the promotion of clean water conservation focusing the public attention on all the critical issues of water.

During this event celebration, all the water issues are highlighted to the public such as how people are inaccessible to the safe water and etc.

HOW WORLD WATER DAY IS CELEBRATED

World water day is celebrated throughout the world to increase the awareness of people towards the importance of water in the various field of life including the environment, health, agriculture, and trade.

It is celebrated by organizing variety of events and activities such as visual art, theatrical and musical celebrations of water, excursions to the local ponds, lakes, rivers and reservoirs, symposium at local, national and international level over water management and safety, distributing messages through TV and radio channels or internet, educational events based on the importance of clean water and conservative measures, competitions and so many activities.

The main symbol of the World Water Day celebration is the shape of water drop of blue color.


WORLD WATER DAY THEMES

1.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1993 was “Water for Cities”.

2.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1994 was “Caring for our Water Resources is Everybody’s Business”.

3.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1995 was “Women and Water”.

4.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1996 was “Water for Thirsty Cities”.

5.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1997 was “The World’s Water: Is there enough”.

6.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1998 was “Groundwater – The Invisible Resource”.

7.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1999 was “Everyone Lives Downstream”.

8.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2000 was “Water for the 21st century”.

9.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2001 was “Water for Health”.

10.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2002 was “Water for Development”.

11.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2003 was “Water for Future”.

12.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2004 was “Water and Disasters”.

13.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2005 was “Water for Life 2005–2015”.

14.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2006 was “Water and Culture”.

15.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2007 was “Coping with Water Scarcity”.

16.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2008 was “Sanitation”.

17.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2009 was “Trans Waters”.

18.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2010 was “Clean Water for a Healthy World”.

19.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2011 was “Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge”.

20.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2012 was “Water and Food Security”.

21.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2013 was “Water Cooperation”.

22.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2014 was “Water and Energy”.

23.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2015 was “Water and Sustainable Development”.

24.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2016 was “Water and Jobs”.

25.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2017 is “Wastewater”.

26.The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2018 would be “Nature-based Solutions for Water”.


Nature of Water

This year’s theme – Nature for Water – explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.

Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation, soil, rivers, and lakes.

When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive.

Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible. Planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods.

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