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World Water Day

  • 23 Mar 2020
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World Water Day is observed on 22 March every year. It focuses on the importance of freshwater.

Key Points

  • The World Water Day has been observed since 1993 and intends to raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water.
  • The theme for 2020 is ‘Water and Climate Change’ which aims to explore interrelation between water and climate change.
  • A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
  • In addition to it, the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development (2018-2028) is being observed.
  • These observances serve to reaffirm that water and sanitation measures are key to poverty reduction, economic growth, and environmental sustainability.

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Source: UN

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