Today i.e. March 22, is the World Water Day! Water is a precious natural element without which one can’t imagine to survive and yet it has become one of the most costly natural element today mainly because of the fast depleting forests that help in rains. Concrete jungles have also given way to water shortage and many developing countries including India face the problem of water shortage every summer.

Water as we all know and are taught from the beginning is an important natural resource that needs to be conserved and consumed wisely. And these days even play schools are taking necessary steps to educate kids about the goodness and the importance of water. Water has been a great source to get rid of all the toxins from our body and considering the fact that a human body is made of 55-75 percent of water, it is but natural for our body to crave its aphrodisiac.  

A normal human being can survive long without food but not without water, because he can live on an empty stomach but not with a parched throat. Apart from other benefits water is the main source in creating electricity and hence the theme of this year is Relationship between water and energy.

Talking about the relationship between water and energy is Mr Snehal Desai, who is the global business director for Dow Water & Process Solutions, based in Edina, Minnesota and is responsible for developing and implementing growth strategy for DW&PS and leading the 1800 people who work in the business. (Dow) Read about his views on the theme here.

While we are discussing the importance of water in our daily lives lets have a look at the history of water day, how it came to being and what were the reasons to mark one special day for water. The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/47/193 of 22 December 1992 by which 22 March of each year was declared World Day for Water, to be observed starting in 1993, in conformity with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). To read further click here.

Some other links that throw a light on importance of water include