World Water Day is another festival established in the late 20th century. In order to meet the demand for water for daily life, business and agriculture, the United Nations has been working on solving the global water crisis caused by the rising demand for water. The “United Nations Conference on Water” held in 1977 issued a stern warning to the world that water would soon become a profound social crisis, and that water would be the next crisis after the oil crisis. On January 18, 1993, the forty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly made a resolution to determine the annual March 22 as the “World Water Day”.
There is no life without water
March 22 is World Water Day — a day on which we should take time to reflect on the fact that a billion people do not have access to enough clean water. In the past decade, more children have died from diarrhoea than from all armed conflicts since World War II combined. For example, families wash their hands in the same basin because of water shortage. The oldest men started the washing, and when it was the turn of the youngest, their hands were dirtier than they had been before. And the child eats with those dirty hands. Before the Red Cross started the water project, sanitation in the Zambian town of Maca was bad: malaria and diarrhoea were particularly prevalent among children. Local schools had to close because of inadequate sanitation. Many villagers defecate in the bush because there are not enough toilets. Especially during the rainy season, when sewage is washed out by rivers, there is a risk of plague.
Precious resources of the earth
The theme of World Water Day on March 22, 2005 is “The Source of Life”. Water, as the fluid of life, nurtures human beings and thousands of creatures in the world. However, in the 21st century, due to population growth, unreasonable use, pollution and global warming, the liquid of life on earth has shown a yellow card to mankind. Food production is inseparable from adequate water sources, and the rate of water use in many countries has exceeded the rate of water regeneration, resulting in an increasing shortage of water resources. The shortage of resources brings harm to food security and human survival.
Time does not wait for the life-saving fluid of the earth.
Use water and soap to curb the coronavirus
Hand hygiene is critical to stopping the spread of the Covid-19, as well as many other infectious diseases. Yet almost 3 billion people around the world cannot prevent coronavirus by washing their hands. If you have soap and good quality water, wash your hands properly, for the good of your community and for yourself. On this World Water Day, and any other day, please remember to foam hand hygiene with CAYCH Foam Hand Soap to effectively save water and protect yourself and your family.On World Water Day, let’s fight the Covid-19 with our best hand hygiene.