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WORLD WATER DAY- 2018
By Bhavya Ankita

World Water Day is celebrated every year on 22nd March of every year. The purpose of the day is to increase awareness about the importance of the water.

This year the theme for World Water Day is “Nature for Water”. The theme explores how we can use nature to overcome the challenges of 21st century including scarcity of water. Water is essential for human survival and well-being and important to many sectors of the economy. However, resources are irregularly distributed in space and time, and they are under pressure due to human activity. Nature-based solutions have a great potential to resolve the water challenges. Solution lies in concentrating on the green environment by planting new trees and forests wherever possible. Reconnecting the rivers with the floodplains will improve the health and livelihood of humans.


Some Water Facts:

  • Leather and chemical industry are mainly major contributor to water pollution.
  • A tap that drips once every second waste 30 liters of water daily.
  • More water is found in the atmosphere than all of the rivers of the planet combined.
  • Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid.
  • Using a slow flow showerhead can save 15 gallons of water.
  • As per UN, 2.1 billion people live without safe and clean drinking water which affects their health.
  • Water is the only compound on the earth that exists in solid, liquid and gas forms.
  • While brushing your teeth the running tap can waste 4 gallons of water.
  • People already use over half the world’s accessible fresh water, and may use nearly three-quarters by 2025.
  • 55-78% of human body weight is made up of water.
  • Roughly 70 % of an adult’s body is made up of water.
  • Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.
  • Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.

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