Socially distanced and isolated at homes, many netizens on Sunday took to social networking platforms to mark UN-recognised #WorldWaterDay.
According to the UN, every day, two million tonnes of sewage, industrial and agricultural waste is discharged into the world's water supply. This is the equivalent of the weight of the entire human population of over seven billion people.
Planet Earth’s larger bodies of water including rivers, seas, ocean, and in fact frozen glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland are either majorly polluted, or are melting rapidly by the day due to the increase in world population, brisk pace of industrialisation, and global warming among.
Now, due to the current situation in the world caused by the coronavirus pandemic, humans are getting a better understanding about the deteriorating condition of the planet. A lot of people are exploring or discussing more responsible ways of utilising Earth’s elements – especially water which is indispensable for our existence.
From planting more trees to saving as much water as possible in everyday life – netizens are tweeting all about it. #WorldWaterDay is even trending on Twitter in India.
On #WorldWaterDay, we should remind ourselves how precious water is and that we need to use it with more responsibility and never waste it. We need to protect our oceans and wetlands, adopt climate smart agricultural techniques & increase the safe reuse of wastewater. pic.twitter.com/5z350VJRVv— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) March 22, 2020
Thousands can live without food, clothes and shelter but no one lives without water. Saving water is our prime responsibility. On This #WorldWaterDay, let's take a pledge to save and conserve every drop of water. 💧 pic.twitter.com/qDmVh2oaK9— Naveenism (@NaveenismOdisha) March 22, 2020
#WorldWaterDay— Laddo_MSG_Ki777 (@Laddo777MSG) March 22, 2020
Due to increasing population we are cutting trees continuously and the result of this is that there is a downfall in earthern water and also without thinking we are wasting it, if we don't stop it then one day we have to face some serious problems so save water. pic.twitter.com/ybuPDkYXlO
#WorldWaterDay— Nur Parjapat (@NurParjapat713) March 22, 2020
Water is very essential for our survival .so we should conserve it .
✳️Save water and save life
✳️ Use drip system in agriculture.
✳️Take water in a mug for brushing pic.twitter.com/R68DWxbOpc
UN Water also shared special tips to handle water during the virus including guidelines to wash one's hands with clean water regularly.
#SafeHand on #WorldWaterDay— UN-Water (@UN_Water) March 16, 2020
Usually, #WorldWaterDay is a time to meet face-to-face and take action to tackle the global water crisis.
But with the new #coronavirus outbreak many of us need to change our plans.
Here are our action-tips https://t.co/tbpk9wcPrY pic.twitter.com/LFVZvs2yya
The coronavirus, which is known to attack the respiratory system of human beings, reportedly originated from an unsupervised animal market in the Chinese city of Whuan that sold exotic animals and birds like snakes and bats for consumption.
The virus has infected over 300,000 people worldwide and an exact cure for the contagious infection has not yet been discovered.
Given the circumstances, social media is calling the current situation – Mother Earth’s time for renovation and self healing.
World Water Day was first formally proposed at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. The day is dedicated to advocating the sustainable management of water resources.