Water is your human right by Er. K R Gupta
- World Water Day serves to raise awareness about water issues such as sanitation problems and water shortages in many parts of the world.
- Today, 1 in 10 people lack access to safe and clean water, a problem which has a direct impact on the economy, health of the population and well-being of women and children worldwide.
- In 1992, World Water Day was proposed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.
- The United Nations General Assembly responded to the proposition in 1993 by declaring March 22 as World Water Day with the Theme – “Water for Cities”
- Each year, the UN-Water agency allocates a theme corresponding to a current or potential challenge for World Water Day.
Facts & Figures .
- 2.1 billion People live without safe water in their homes.
- ONE IN FOUR PRIMARY SCHOOLS HAVE NO DRINKING WATER SERVICE, with pupils using unprotected sources or going thirsty
- Around 159 million people collect their drinking water from surface water, such as ponds and streams
- Around 4 billion people – nearly two-thirds of the world’s population experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year.
- OVER 800 WOMEN DIE EVERY DAY from complications in pregnancy and childbirth.
- 700 million people worldwide could be displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030.
- Richest countries in terms of water resources. Brazil , Russia , Canada , Indonesia , China , Columbia , U.S.A , Peru and India are among the nine richest country in terms if water resources.
- Poorest Country in terms water resources. 2019 Leaving no one behind Whoever you are, wherever you are , water is your human right Bahrain , Jordan , Kuwait , Libyan , Arab , Jamahiriya , Maldives , Malta , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , UAE and Yemen.
India is a water rich country with 4% of world’s water resources.
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