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#WorldWaterDay: PM Modi and other politicians highlight the importance of water conservation

To mark this special occasion, PM Narendra Modi joined several others on social media stressing the importance of water conservation.

Written by: Aakriti Ganguli, New Delhi [ Updated: March 22, 2018 12:05 IST ]
Image Source : TWITTER World Water Day

Today, March 22, marks the World Water Day that was established to focus international attention on the importance of water. This year's theme for World Water Day is 'Nature for Water' - exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

“How can we reduce floods, droughts and water pollution?” asks the United Nations, which organizes World Water Day each year. “By using the solutions, we already find in nature.”

“Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges,” says the World Water Day website.

“We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible. Planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods.”

With over 85 percent of the world living in conditions of water shortages and 1.1 billion people without access to safe drinking water, World Water Day is a reminder that we have the privilege of 20 percent of world’s fresh water flowing through our community every day.

To mark this special occasion, PM Narendra Modi joined several others on social media stressing the importance of water conservation. 

Have a look at the tweets:

On this World Water Day, we encourage everyone to find a way this water season to volunteer and become active stewards of our greatest natural resource.

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