Posted on: 22.03.2023.
Water is essential to our well-being, and life as we know it would be impossible without it. This is why on March 22, people all over the world celebrate World Water Day. This day serves as a reminder of the global water problem and the importance of having access to clean drinking water.
A reliable and sufficient supply of clean water is vital for life on Earth, and various UN agencies work together to raise awareness of water problems and coordinate efforts with other countries. Every year, World Water Day has a theme, and in 2023, the focus is on groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible. The goal is to highlight the significance of groundwater for our environment since it contributes to around half of all our drinking water and provides 40% of the water used for irrigated agriculture. For communities without access to safe water, groundwater is often an alternative source of drinking water.
Although Earth’s freshwater supply is quite stable due to natural recycling processes, the increasing human population has raised demand and created competition. As a result, the water shortage has become a genuine problem that we must address. It is crucial to use water wisely now, or it will cost a lot more in the future.
Therefore, it's not enough to just celebrate the importance of water on World Water Day. We must take small actions that can improve the world and create a better future. By using water more efficiently, we can all help reduce greenhouse gases, adapt to the water effects of climate change, protect health and save lives, and reduce floods, droughts, scarcity, and pollution. Let's take action now and work towards a better future!