UN World Water Day
The World Water Day
What will happen if there will be no more clean drinking water? It sounds like something fantastic to us, but, unfortunately, this is a common situation for every third human in the world, as only 1% of the world’s water is safe for drinking.
The World Water Day reminds us of necessity to preserve and care for the water resources of our planet, because nowadays 2 billion people are forced to live without access to safe water. This day is aimed to actions to be taken to overcome the global water crisis and is part of an international campaign to achieve universal water supply and sanitation by 2030.
The World Water Day 2022
Each year, a specific theme is chosen for World Water Day. This year’s motto is “Groundwater - Make the Invisible Visible”. This motto is a reminder of a valuable resource that is literally under our feet.
Groundwater is invisible, but it is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives. In the driest parts of the world, they can be the only water available to humans. Nearly all of the world’s fresh water is groundwater, which affects water supply, sanitation, agriculture, industry and ecosystems. Groundwater is connected to almost all ecosystems: rivers, lakes and swamps exchange water directly with underground layers, plants use the water available in the ground.
In future, groundwater will become crucial resource for our adaptation to the coming climate change. And while people in many countries nowadays are overuse and pollute groundwater, the United Nations initiative aims to ensure that we learn to be responsible and to cooperate with each other to properly manage this valuable resource.What will happen if there will be no more clean drinking water? It sounds like something fantastic to us, but, unfortunately, this is a common situation for every third human in the world, as only 1% of the world’s water is safe for drinking.