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March 22, World Water Day; Theme for 2017: wastewater

Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 11.04.55 AMWorld Water Day (WWD): In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as the World Water Day. The WWD is coordinated by UN-water in collaboration with governments and partners. The main aim of the observance is to tackle the water crisis all over the world.

Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.

The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.

The theme for this year is – #wastewater. The UN has urged everyone to minimise the wastage of water this year. The international body has also encouraged the re-use and recycle of waste water to improve the water cycle for each and every living being.

March 22, 2017

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