World Water Day: Focus attention on global water crisis, says IGP

INDIA GREENS PARTY

Press Statement

World Water Day: Focus attention on global water crisis, says IGP

Unchir-Dunktok, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 22 March 2021: The India Greens Party (iGP) today said there is a need to take action to tackle the global water crisis and raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water.

In a press statement issued on the World Water Day today, the iGP President Suresh Nautiyal said it is a matter of concern that water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and the worsening impacts of climate change.

The World Water Day is observed on March 22 every year since 1993 on the importance of freshwater. It seeks to focus attention on the global water crisis. People and organisations mark World Water Day every year by taking action to tackle the water crisis in different ways.

Water is one of the necessities for every living being on this planet.

My Nautiyal said it is sad that one in three people live without safe drinking water today. By 2040, global energy demand is projected to increase by over 25% and water demand is expected to increase by more than 50%. By 2050, up to 5.7 billion people could be living in areas where water is scarce for at least one month a year.

However, if we limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, we could cut climate-induced water stress by up to 50%. Climate-resilient water supply and sanitation could save the lives of more than 360,000 infants every year.

The iGP leader said water is the natural resource and the main constituent of earth. It is widely used for both domestic and industrial uses such as drinking, washing, cooking, etc. Earth is also known as a blue planet because of the vastness of water presence. There are various sources of water such as wells, rivers, lakes, oceans, big dams, and streams but only 1-2 % water is suitable for human use.

Mr Nautiyal said this year´s theme of the World Water Day is about what water means to people, it’s true value and how we can better protect this vital resource. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource.

Mr Nautiyal called upon the people to support catalysing conversations about water, by using the social media assets and engaging in digital discussions through #Water2me and #WorldWaterDay.

Issued by the IGP Spokesperson (North) Rafat Jamal.

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