World Water Day 2022: Water is among the most important elements on the planet, and life must exist. Without World Water Day, all living creatures and plants would perish.
As a result, the adage goes, “Water is Life.” However, like industrialization, overuse, and exploitation of all-natural resources increase, human life is confronted with troubling scenarios, such as acute water scarcity.
As water is a vital element of life, March 22 is designated as World Water Day each year to increase public awareness regarding the importance of fresh water and the need for sustainable management of such a valuable resource.
Each year on World Water Day 2022, a unique freshwater feature is addressed. The theme, therefore, represents the basis also for the World Water Development Index each year. In advance the annual topic suggested with an UN-Water Members and Partners in two to three years.
UN-Water determined this week in Rome that the topic for World Water Day 2022 will be “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible,” as endorsed by IGRAC.
World Water Day Summit:
The UN-Water 30th conference was held in Rome, Italy, at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) headquarters.
This summit included approximately 50 representatives from UN-Water Members and Partners, as well as 23 observers from governments and other organizations.
The first 15 proposed topics were ranked after a brainstorming session at the UN-Water summit in Stockholm and an online survey among UN-Water organizations, with “Valuing Water” and “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible” receiving the most voter support. In addition, several participants at a meeting in Rome emphasized the relevance of these two subjects.
Neno Kukuric, IGRAC Director, expressed his delight and drew attention to the UN-Water Groundwater Overview given at the World Water Forum last year, adding that 45 UN-affiliated organizations work with groundwater but might benefit greatly from possible synergies and complementarities.
Following this debate, participants determined that the subject for World Water Day (WWD) and also the World Water Development Report (WWDR) 2021 will be “Valuing Water,” while the theme for 2022 will be “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible.”
History Of World Water Day (WWD)
World Water Day was formally established by a resolution passed at the United Nations General Assembly United Nations Conference on Environment in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. In 1993, the U.n. General Assembly passed a resolution declaring March 22 to be World Water Day every year, beginning 1993.
Since 1993, this day has been observed as an official event to raise community awareness of the value of conserving water.
Theme Of World Water Day (WWD)
The theme of World Water Day 2022, endorsed by IGRAC, is “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible.” On March 21, 2022, it will be presented at the inaugural session of the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal.
Although groundwater is unseen, its influence may be seen everywhere. Groundwater is a secret gem that enhances our lives, lying beneath our feet and out of sight.
All of the world’s liquid freshwater nearly makes up with Groundwater. Groundwater may become increasingly important as climate change worsens.
To manage this valuable and precious resource responsibly, we must work together. Although groundwater is out of sight, it shouldn’t be forgotten.
Importance of World Water Day (WWD)
Groundwater, which accounts for nearly the most liquid freshwater on the planet, presents cultures with several advantages and possibilities.
However, scientists claim that serious water shortages and contamination are now hurting the lives and livelihoods of billions of individuals due to manmade dangers.
As a result, in the face of increasing scarcity, particularly rich groundwater that contributes to the world population’s regular water usage for household purposes can no longer be disregarded.
As a result, UN agencies promote Globe Water Day every year to urge people worldwide by organizing media campaigns that encourage individuals to solve important water concerns while coordinating with international activities.
The primary goal of this day, according to the UN website, is to “help the accomplishment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for everyone by 2030.”