New Delhi: Every year, March 22 is celebrated as World Water Day to urge people around the world to save water and to take significant actions to make a difference. At a time when the world is facing the twin crises of global warming and coronavirus, the role of water becomes even more important. Also Read - World Water Day 2020: A Worldwide Campaign That Advocates Sustainable Management of Water to Save Human Population
In 2020, while we are in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, there is an additional focus on hand-washing and hygiene, but that doesn’t mean that we can waste the precious resource. Washing your hands for twenty seconds does not mean you need to have the tap running for twenty seconds. Also Read - World Water Day 2020: History, Significance And Why It's Important in The Time of Coronavirus
This year, its theme is ‘Water and Climate Change’. On the occasion, netizens took to Twitter to pledge to use water the right way during the crisis:
Here are some tweets:
According to the United Nations, over two billion people are living with the risk of reduced access to freshwater resources, and by 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.
As the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic, clean and accessible water for all has become all the more essential.
Let’s all take a pledge to save it!