World Water Day 2022
The United Nation’s World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to safe water.
This year’s theme is groundwater: making the invisible visible.
Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives.
It makes up 99 percent of all freshwater that is not frozen, providing half of the world’s population with drinking water and contributing to about half of the global food production.
It is critically important to the healthy functioning of ecosystems, such as wetlands and rivers.
When we protect groundwater we save lives and ecosystems, improve health, reduce hunger and tackle climate change all at once.
We must protect groundwater from pollution and use it sustainably, balancing the needs of people and the planet.
The day is part of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. In particular, Echoview follows Goal 14: conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
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