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WORLD WATER DAY: WHAT DOES WATER MEAN TO YOU? By Ananwureyi Joy Ohine

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WORLD WATER DAY: WHAT DOES WATER MEAN TO YOU? By Ananwureyi Joy Ohine

Joy can be reached via her email address; ananwureyijoy01@gmail.com

By the year 2050, the demand for water is expected to increase by more than 50 percent. Presently, according to the United Nations, 2.2 billion people are living without access to safe water.

If we continue to overlook the value of water, how do we expect to meet its increasing demanding presently, and for years to come?


World water day is held on every 22nd of March. The main purpose of this special day is to raise awareness on the importance of water, and to bring to our notice the people who don’t have access to safe water. The theme of this year 2021 World Water Day is ‘Valuing Water’.

Water is the very foundation of our planet. It is the lifeblood of our economy. Today, water is under extreme threats. We need to manage it sustainably. On this day, let us remember the true value of water and how we can protect it. If we overlook this value, we risk mismanaging this resource.

We all need to take action about the global water crisis. Do not forget that you are the most important element of the world water day campaign. As little as closing the tap when you’re brushing or avoiding the disposal of refuse into water bodies, you are contributing your own bit to valuing and saving water.


Stop undervaluing water.
Stop taking water for granted!
Let us join hands to protect all sources of water and invest in providing clean water for humanity.

As Slyvia Earle had once stated: ‘No water! No life! No Blue! No Green!
Do the Earth a favour and be a water saver.
Ananwureyi Joy is an honour graduate of the Bachelor of Laws of Obafemi Awolowo University. She is very passionate about environmental sustainability and loves celebrating International days.

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