Shillong, March 22:World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2015, World Water Day has the theme “Water and Sustainable Development”. In 2016, the theme was “Water and Jobs and in 2017 the theme is “Wastewater” .
Water is one of the important resources in our universe, without water we can’t do anything. From morning to night we need water in our daily activities. Without water on the world, our life will end. 70% of the earth is made of water only, but we have very less amount of fresh water on the earth. We pollute the water for our needs failing to recognize that due to our activities our future generations are going to lead their lives with polluted water. For drinking, cleaning, cooking and for every purpose we need water. For generating electricity and for other purposes we need water. In our world they are many states and countries are suffering from lack of water. Due to insufficient water, there are no crops, no rainfall and finally, they are seeing scarcity. In India, they are many states who are walking for miles to get a bucket of water. Many farmers are committing suicide with the lack of water. Let’s save every drop of water because future generations need this water very much. Together with the rest of the country, World Water Day was celebrated in the city capital on Wednesday in collaboration with Meghalaya Futurity Society, where students from different schools and colleges participated in the march for saving water.