March 22 marks the World Water Day, which day was determined by the UN resolution in December 1992.
By marking this day, the UN aims to increase the importance of water protection and the lack of drinking water in many parts of the world. Also, from 2005 to 2015, the water decade is marked. Thus the marking of this day has greater importance during these years.
The first World Water Day was marked on 22.03.1993. This day is marked with the purpose of drawing attention to the care of drinking water and with the purpose of appealing to everyone to help with the administration and management of drinking water sources.
Every year on World Water Day, specific aspects of drinking water are highlighted such as: water for cities, water quality, transboundary waters, water and culture, etc.
According to estimates, by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will be hit with a high demand for water.
Experts estimate that about 1.1 billion people do not have access to drinking water, while 2.5 billion people do not have basic hygiene and health conditions.
The forecasts of the United Nations are quite dark. In their report, it is emphasized that water resources will decrease continuously due to population growth, pollution and climate changes.