Water covers 71% of the Earth s surface. A single cell of Escherichia coli contains 70% of water, a human body 60–70%, plant body up to 90% and the body of an adult jellyfish is made up of 94–98% water.
Thus it can be said that the colorless and odorless damsel forms an integral part of one’s life. Water is also considered as a symbol of purification. International World Water Day is held every twelve months to focus the attention on the importance of freshwater and to promote sustainable management of freshwater resources.
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) decided to observe an international day to celebrate freshwater in 1992 and thus the first World Water Day was observed on 22 March 1993.
World Water Day is celebrated every year with a new theme highlighting an explicit aspect of freshwater.
Today one in every eight people in the world don’t get pure water inspite of spending hours by women and children in collecting water from distant resources.
This day gives an opportunity to remember our commitment to achieve the day when everyone in the world can have safe drinking water and also to celebrate the progress of bringing about 3 lakh people in eight countries clean water and sanitation.
Themes of World Water Day Yester Years
World Water Day is celebrated every year with a new theme highlighting an explicit aspect of freshwater. One of various UN agencies involved in water issues lead in promotion and coordination of international activities for World Water Day each year. UN-Water has been responsible for selecting the theme and messages since the inception of World Day for Water in 2003.
2014: Water and Energy
Official website of the World Day of Water 2014: http://www.unwater.org/wwd2014.html
2013: Water Cooperation
Official website of the World Day for Water 2013: http://www.unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/en/
2012: Water and Food Security
Official website of the World Day for Water 2012: http://www.unwater.org/wwd12/
2011: Water for Cities
Official website of the World Day for Water 2011: http://www.unwater.org/wwd11/
2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World
Official website of the World Day for Water 2010: http://www.worldwaterday2010.info/
2009: Transboundary Waters
Official website of the World Day for Water 2009: http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/flashindex.html
Official website of the World Day for Water 2008: http://www.unwater.org/wwd08/flashindex.html
2007: Coping With Water Scarcity
Official website of the World Day for Water 2007: http://www.worldwaterday07.org/
2006: Water and Culture
Official website of the World Day for Water 2006: http://www.unesco.org/water/wwd2006/
2005: Water for Life 2005-2015
Official website of the International Decade for Action, "Water for Life": http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/
2004: Water and Disasters
Further information: http://www.worldwaterday.org/wwday/2004/
2003: Water for Future
Further information: http://www.worldwaterday.org/wwday/2003/
2002: Water for Development
Official website for the World Day for Water 2002: http://waterday2002.iaea.org/
2001: Water for Health
Official website of the World Day for Water 2001: http://www.worldwaterday.org/wwday/2001/
2000: Water for the 21st Century
Further information: http://www.worldwaterday.org/wwday/2000/
1999: Everyone Lives Downstream
Official website of the World Day for Water 1999: http://www.worldwaterday.org/wwday/1999/
1998: Groundwater - The Invisible Resource Official website of the World Day on Water http://www.worldwaterday.org/wwday/1998/
1997: The World s Water: Is there enough?
1996: Water for Thirsty Cities
1995: Women and Water
1994: Caring for our Water Resources is Everybody s Business