World Water Day on 22nd March


We take clean water for granted. We turn on a faucet and it’s there. Sure, we might turn up our noses at the chlorine taste and turn to eco-unfriendly bottled water or filtered water instead, but … we HAVE water. Water that we didn’t have to walk a mile while carrying a jug to fetch. Water that doesn’t make us sick.save_water_02

Did you know?…

  • Flushing the toilet accounts for 30% of household water usage. By placing a brick in the toilet cistern we could save 10 million litres of water a day.
  • 5000 children die every day from waterborne illness—from lack of adequate clean water. Five million people die every year from it.

  • Over a billion people around the world aren’t so lucky.
  • Every DROP counts.

World Water Day, observed around the globe every March 22, grew out of a 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) intiative and was declared a world day the following year. Countries are encouraged to devote the day to implement UN water recommendations and to set up concrete activities to support them.

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It’s not too late to get involved and help.

  • Use a bucket of water when washing the car. Use the house for rinsing only.

  • Only water the lawn and garden when they’ re really dry. When it’s cool, not during the day hottest part of the day.

  • Save water! save life.

  • Turn of the faucet while brushing your teeth.

  • Take short showers instead of bath.

  • Use water harvesting.

  • Do not water the plants between 11 am – 4 pm.

  • Don’t but water toys.

  • Use bucket for waste water to use for plants.

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    One thought on “World Water Day on 22nd March

    1. Gunjan March 22, 2009 at 6:53 pm Reply

      yes water is sumthing we cant live widout.
      i must appreciate d way u present the shortage of water(2 man carrying a drop of water).And the steps to save water will prove worthy who dont know the importace of water.

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