- Date: 2021-03-22
World Water Day-2021
Saiban Kisan Society has celebrated World Water Day 2021 focused on theme of the year "Valuing Water" The theme of World Water Day 2021 is "Valuing Water". According to the United Nations, "The value of water is about much more than its price." This day is celebrated keeping in line with Sustainable Development Goal number 6 which is aimed at achieving water and sanitation by all for 2030. World Water Day has been celebrated each year on March 22 since 1992. This day focuses on the importance of freshwater and presses for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Besides, the day is aimed at raising awareness about 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water resources globally. According to the UN, global water demand is likely to rise by over 50 per cent by 2040. 12021 This year, the World Water Day campaign asked people around the world to say how they value water and why water is so important in their lives. This is not just about the financial value of water e.g., the price people pay, the costs and the investments. This is about policymakers and experts listening to users of water to understand how they see its value and what actions they want prioritized.