International World Water Day was celebrated annually on 22 March. The day is celebrated to focus on the importance of freshwater. World Water Day has been first observed on 22 March 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared 22 March as World Day for Water.
This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Observance began in 1993 and has grown significantly ever since; for the general public to show support, it is encouraged for the public to not use their taps throughout the whole day, the day has become a popular Facebook trend.
World Water Day Quotes, Slogans SMS
Children of a culture born in a water-rich environment, we have never really learned how important water is to us. We understand it, but we do not respect it. – William Ashworth
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. – W.H. Auden
We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations. – David BrowerIn an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference. – Rachel Carson
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.– Jacques Cousteau
When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water. – Benjamin Franklin
Water helped ancient man learn those first lessons about the rights of others and responsibility to a larger society…. It became part of the moral and mental legacy parents passed on to their children.– M. Meyer
Water is finite and we have not done a great job of managing it in the past.–Sandra Postel
Water is the most basic of all resources. Civilizations grew or withered depending on its availability.– Dr. Nathan W. Snyder
Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.–Henry David Thoreau
World Water Day 2012 Theme
Every year a theme was chosen to celebrate this day. The theme chosen for 2012, “Water and food security”, seeks to further explore these two closely-related concepts, and the lack of which is causing severe crisis in increasingly more areas across the world.