World Water Day

World Water Day 2017

World Water Day 2017 will be celebrated all over the world on 22nd of March, at Wednesday.

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 in 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 celebrate this campaign by implementing the UN recommendations as well as promoting the global water conservation through the real activities. This campaign is specially 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 non government organizations also become involved in the promotion of clean water conservation focusing the public attention over 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 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

  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1993 was “Water for Cities”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1994 was “Caring for our Water Resources is Everybody’s Business”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1995 was “Women and Water”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1996 was “Water for Thirsty Cities”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1997 was “The World’s Water: Is there enough”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1998 was “Groundwater – The Invisible Resource”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 1999 was “Everyone Lives Downstream”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2000 was “Water for the 21st century”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2001 was “Water for Health”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2002 was “Water for Development”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2003 was “Water for Future”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2004 was “Water and Disasters”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2005 was “Water for Life 2005–2015”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2006 was “Water and Culture”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2007 was “Coping with Water Scarcity”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2008 was “Sanitation”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2009 was “Trans Waters”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2010 was “Clean Water for a Healthy World”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2011 was “Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2012 was “Water and Food Security”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2013 was “Water Cooperation”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2014 was “Water and Energy”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2015 was “Water and Sustainable Development”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2016 was “Water and Jobs”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2017 is “Wastewater”.
  • The theme for World Water Day celebration of the year 2018 would be “Nature-based Solutions for Water”.

 

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