(TITC)- The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and localities nationwide will organize activities in response to World Water Day (March 22) in 2018 with the theme "Nature for Water" - exploring how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.
World Water Day 2018 aims to promote, raise awareness of the society on the application of natural-based solutions to address and respond to the challenges of water resources and climate change.
Responding events are the launching celebration of World Water Day in 2018 in cities and provinces; organizing the "Water and Life" performance, the "Green Water Solutions" workshop, exhibitions on water, themed conferences, and other activities such as broadcasting, making media reports, hanging posters on World Water Day and water - saving technology products.
Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.
This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations (UN) designated 22 March as International World Water Day in 1992 at the same conference.
In 1993, the first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly and each year since then has focused on a different issue.