Did you know, 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water but still, there are many places that have a scarcity of water? Only a tiny percentage of earth’s water is fresh, which we need for growing food, drinking, and more.
If we look at the current scenario, the population and consumption of water are growing day by day, which also impacts the climate. Climate change directly puts a lot of pressure on the water. In the recent World Economic Forum, the crisis related to water is one of the top reasons hindering global economic growth. 650 million people don’t have access to fresh drinking water because the water, which is accessible to them, is not safe to drink.
March 22 was allotted as World Water Day by the United Nations in 1993. This was done to bring awareness about managing freshwater resources in a sustainable manner. The key focus of World Water Day is to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 6, which states “Water and Sanitation for all by 2030”. Every year a theme is chosen for “World Water Day”.
World Water Day Theme for 2022
The theme for this year’s world water day is “Groundwater, making the invisible visible”. Groundwater is one of the most important resources of water, which provides the world with more than half of drinking water. Protecting, exploring, and finding sustainable ways of using groundwater will be the main objectives of World Water Day this year.
World Water Day is celebrated to raise awareness and inspire people across the globe about the issues related to water and how they can do their part to make a difference. The issue related to water may be more than we see on the surface. Water scarcity, inadequate water supply, lack of sanitation, water pollution, and impacts of climate change are brought to attention on this day.
This year on World Water Day PM Modi, also shared his thoughts as he stated “Since past few years the water conservation has become a mass movement in India, which is very heart-warming to see as many people across the nation are finding innovative ways to conserve water. I would like to thank and appreciate every individual and organization who are doing their part to save water”.
Here are 5 little ways you can adopt to contribute towards water conservation:
- Bucket Baths Instead Of Showers
Did you know? A lot of water is wasted when you take a bath using showers or bathtubs. It is always wise to take a bucket bath as the water wastage is comparatively low.
- Get Leaking Faucets & Taps Fixed Immediately
Usually, this is one of the most common problems found in every washroom. Usually, the faucets and taps leak, wasting a thousand liters of water every day. It is always a good idea to get leaking taps and faucets fixed on time.
- Don’t Flush Unnecessary Things
Many times both kids and adults use toilet seats to dunk unnecessary junk. This also wastes a lot of water, it is always a good idea to throw the trash in the bin and not flush it away.
- Turn Off The Taps While Brushing Or Shaving
Most people keep their taps turned on while brushing their teeth or shaving. Even though they’re not using water, still they keep the taps on. We suggest you turn off the tap when you’re not using water.
- Reuse RO & AC Water
You must have witnessed when you take a glass of water from the aqua guard, another glass of water comes out from a different pipe and usually goes down the drainage. The same is with the Air Conditioners, we suggest you collect the water in buckets and reuse them for washing or watering the plants.
We hope the above steps brought you enough attention to World Water Day, problems related to water, and what you can do to use water in a sustainable way. You can also read NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Science Chapter 16 Sustainable Management of Natural Resources for more information. If you have more suggestions, you can share them with us in the comments section.