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World Water Day: 22 March 2018

Published on March 22, 2018
International World Water Day is celebrated annually on 22 March with the purpose of drawing attention towards the importance of freshwater and its also advocates the sustainable management of water resources for future generations

World Water Day: 22 March 2018


During the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the recommendation to celebrate a day as an International Water Day was put forth and in 1993, the General Assembly of United Nations designated 22nd March as the World Water Day. Since 1993, the World Water Day is observed to devote the day to the activities that promotes general awareness about water resources, their depletion and the resourceful management of water.

Theme 2018

This year World Water Day is observed around the theme– Nature for Water
The theme explores how nature can be used to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. This could be in the form of nature-based solutions to reduce floods, droughts and water pollution and protect ecosystems. Restoring wetlands, implementing constructed wetlands, green roofs, green infrastructure, planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, are some examples. Each of these use natural processes to rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods.

Expected Questions
When is the World Water Day observed?
a. 16 July
b. 22 March
c. 19 September
d. 5 October

What is the theme of World Water Day 2018?
a. Water and Energy
b. Better Water, Better Jobs
c. Why Waste Water?
d. Nature for Water
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