15 World Water Day Facts for Students

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World Water Day Facts for Students

World Water Day is observed every year on March 22. The annual observance aims to urge individuals and governments to opt for responsible use of water and provide safe water for human consumption. Although water is a renewable resource, it can only be replenished if used wisely. As the day is around the corner, schools and universities are gearing up to organize numerous World Water Day-related activities for students such as poster-making, essay-writing, speech, and so on. To make things easier, this blog offers 15 amazing World Water Day facts for students.  

Fun Facts on World Water Day

1. The first-ever World Water Day was held in the year 1993. 

2. The idea was initially proposed in  Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.

3. Every year, the UN-Water sets a theme for World Water Day to ensure that its yearly celebration revolves around the ethics and goals of this day.

4. The theme of World Water Day 2024 is Leveraging Water for Peace whereas the 2023 theme was Accelerating Change. 

5. The aim of celebrating World Water Day is to promote the importance of conserving water by optimally using it.  

6. The day also focuses on the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.  

7. According to UNICEF’s 2021 figures, about 1.42 billion people live in regions with high water insecurity.  

8. According to estimates, it is believed that by 2040, the global water demand will increase by 50% at least. 

9. One in three people do not have access to safe drinking water. 

10. Water covers about 71% of the Earth’s surface out of which the ocean bodies are responsible for accounting for 96.5% of Earth’s water. 

11. Unfortunately, our planet only contains 0.3% of fresh water, commonly found in the surface water of lakes and rivers. 

12. Doctors believe that women should consume around 2 litres of water every day whereas men should have around 2.6 litres of water. 

13. Around 150 million tons of plastic waste is floating in water bodies. 

14. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is one of the five humungous garbage patches that are found in the oceans of our planet.

15. Our world has seen an increase in water-related disasters over the last 50 years.

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