Water is the essence of life and all living things depends on it to survive. Natural cycles do help in contributing to keep this natural resource clean, as such using it in a sustainable manner is very important.
Today, 22/03/2019 is celebrated as the world's international water day and therefore we should reflect and ask ourselves how many people in reality have access to clean water the world over?
International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.
For us to have clean, portable and safe drinking water we need to learn to preserve our water sources, forests, and by using our environment in a sustainable manner. Without water all living things both plants and animals will die and as such clean water reduces the risk of ill health. Water is required for domestic purposes, in industries, by plants, as rain etc.
This great thus is to remind ourselves of the duties and responsibilities to be carried out by all and at all levels to guarantee the availability and accessibility of clean and portable water to all. However, it can be done in various ways by planting of trees especially environmentally friendly ones around water catchment areas, where water takes their rise, as well stop agricultural activities around such areas.
Our cities especially in the developing countries continue to expand with population pressure on this resource, but little is done to need up with this demand. Therefore, to guarantee safe water, we need start the utilization of other resources that function together such as soil, forests, energy etc.
Planting of trees implies planting hope as it will continue to sustain mankind, so it is important we play our own part so together we can collectively guarantee access to clean and portable water for all.
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