March 22 is World Water Day.
World Water Day has been celebrated since 1993 according to the decision of UN Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992.
Safe water, adequate sanitation and hygiene is the most basic need for health and well-being.
According to the UN 2023 World Conference, 2 billion people worldwide is still lacking access to safely managed drinking water and 3.6 billion lacking access to safely managed sanitation.
And according to WHO, 1.4 million people die annually and 74 million will have their lives shortened by diseases related to poor water, sanitation and hygiene.
Preventable diseases such as cholera and typhoid pose a mortal threat to people living without safely managed water and sanitation services.
And due to climate change, droughts would increasingly hit water resources and food supply. Floods would threaten to destroy water and sanitation facilities and contaminate water resources.
World Water Day 2023 was about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crises. It raised awareness and inspired action to tackle the water and sanitation crises.
On the occasion of World Water Day 2023, GPSH conducted lectures on the subjects of world state of water resources, supply of safe water, utilization of rainwater in farm villages and etc. to raise the awareness on water crisis and effectively use water resources.