March 22: March 22 is observed as World Water Day. The day is celebrated to understand more about water related problems across the world. The day was introduced after the idea was put forward in the 1992 United Nations Conference in Environment and Development. The first World Water Day was observed on March 22, 1992.
On World Water Day, we share with you 25 facts about H2O, you probably did not know. Some of them are going to shock you, quite literally. Here are some of the amazing facts- It takes 25 gallons of water to manufacture a pair of jeans! Yes, you read it right. Also Bill Gates oversaw the construction of a machine which converts feaces into drinkable water and electricity the reason why that machine works is because 75 per cent of your feaces is water. (Also Read- Nearly 1.8 billion people will face water scarcity by 2025: UN)
Also people in Asia and Africa have to walk an average of six kilometres to collect water. There is more water in the atmosphere than all of the rivers in the earth combined. While an average American uses 1000 gallons of water every day, the average resident of Africa uses just 3 gallons of water.
Every year UN sets a theme for this day which related to the current or future challenge. The theme for 2016 is water and jobs. This year’s theme is for millions of people who work in water but are not protected or recognized by basic labour rights. Water and jobs also focuses on proper quantity and quality of water can change lives of those workers and thus transform societies. (Image Credits- Getty/www.worldrd.com)
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