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A Call for Accountability on World Water Day
These can be educational, theatrical, musical or be lobbying in nature. All these sources are supplemented by abundant rainfall, which can also be harvested to get enough water for domestic and industrial use, but the poor continent is suffering from the stress, disadvantage and vulnerability that come with the opposite. While the day is mainly focused on the importance of freshwater following its preservation, a latest study reveals that Bengaluru in India may soon run out of water. For nearly 17 years, the festival has brought together youth, educators, water quality and quantity specialists, conservation groups, industry, government, First Nations, and community volunteers to provide an opportunity to learn about water.
The UN estimates that 2.1 billion people in a world of 7 billion lack access to safe drinking water.
This World Water Day, we as volunteers are doing what we can to improve water access in Rampur.
The world's attention was recently shifted towards this problem with the media reporting on the acute shortage of water in Cape Town. It is also promoting the supply of purified and clean water.
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of WorldWaterDay on March 22.
WorldWaterDay - which is today - aims to rectify this and bring safe drinking water to everyone.
Eritrea, Papua New Guinea and Uganda are the three countries with lowest access to clean water close to home, with Papua New Guinea the second lowest in the world at 37 per cent and Uganda a new addition to the list this year at 38 per cent access.
To mark WorldWaterDay 2018, WWF-Pakistan hosted a panel discussion on the issue of the mismanagement of resources in the country. This could be in the form of nature-based solutions to reduce floods, droughts and water pollution and protect ecosystems.
"The central message is that NBS, such as planting trees to replenish forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands, is a sustainable and cost-effective way to help rebalance the water cycle, mitigate the effects of climate change and improve human health and livelihoods", the organization said. This does not even count the funds needed for operations and maintenance for the continued use of a proper water project. This summer, world leaders will convene at the United Nations to review the progress made on Global Goal 6; to deliver water and decent toilets to everyone, everywhere by 2030. At last, treat yourself to be a sustainable water breaker to celebrate this worldwaterday.
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