World Water Day 2022

Posted on March 22, 2022

The UN together with the rest of the world celebrates World Water Day on 22 March each year. World Water Day aims to celebrate water while raising awareness of the global water crisis. The theme for this year is groundwater. 

"Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere.

Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives. In the driest parts of the world, it may be the only water people have.

Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater, supporting drinking water supplies, sanitation systems, farming, industry and ecosystems.

In many places, human activities over-use and pollute groundwater. In other places, we simply do not know how much water is down there.

Groundwater will play a critical role in adapting to climate change. We need to work together to sustainably manage this precious resource.

Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be out of mind." -UN Water #WorldWaterDay 2022

 

You can read more on World Water Day 2022 here.

 

- Author UN Water
Published by Andrea du Toit

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