What is World Water Day?
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.
Sullen clouds are gathering fast over the black fringe of the
O child, do not go out!
The palm trees in a row by the lake are smiting their heads
against the dismal sky; the crows with their …
Whence comes this water that we need for life? Where does it go when we flush it away?
A shortage in some countries causes strife
Will it run out like coal and oil one day?
For all resources there’s a price to pay.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
When actions come from another section, the feeling disappears.
Don’t let others lead you. They may be blind or, worse, vultures.
Reach for the rope of God. And what is that? …
In my first sleep I came to the river
And looked down Through the clear water –
Only in dream Water so pure,
Laced and undulant Lines of flow
On its rocky bed Water of life
Streaming for ever.
A house was there Beside the river …
Happy World Water Day!
Preserve Water, Keep it safe, keep it clean!