Our Most Precious Resource: WATER
We all know water is essential for life on Earth. However, our insatiable demand is putting our most precious natural resource at risk.
The enormous growth in the human population over recent decades is placing a huge strain on the world’s freshwater reserves, with our global consumption of water for food production, energy, industrial and domestic uses reaching what are thought to be unsustainable levels. Rapid urbanisation, pollution and climate change are all exacerbating the problem, further threatening this most vital resource.
World Water Day highlights the importance of freshwater and the need for sustainable management of the world’s freshwater resources, the United Nations (UN) has designated 22 March ‘World Water Day’.
Held annually, World Water Day gives people all around the world the opportunity to take action to raise awareness on water issues and improve the management of the world’s water resources. In 2013, as part of the International Year of Water Cooperation, World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water.
See how you can get involved in World Water Day 2013