Important Event of March – 22


Important Event of March – 22

World Water Day 

  • World Water Day is an annual observance day on 22 March to highlight the importance of freshwater.
  • It is also used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
  • World Water Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of events and also to increase the awareness among the people about the importance, need and conservation of water.
  • These can be educational, theatrical, musical or lobbying in nature. The day can also include campaigns to raise money for water projects.


  • This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.
  • In December 1992, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/47/193 by which 22 March of each year was declared World Day for Water.
  • In 1993, the first World Water Day was observed.

Theme for 2018

  • UN-Water selects a theme for each year.The theme for 2018 is “Nature for Water” to encourage people to “look for the answer in nature”.For example, nature-based solutions could be implemented to reduce floods, droughts and water pollution and to protect ecosystems.
  • The UN World Water Development Report is released each year around World Water Day.

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