Thursday, March 22, 2012

World Water Day 2012

THE World Water Day is an annual event celebrated every March 22 and it grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

The World Water Day, which has a theme annually, has as theme this year, ‘Water and Food Security’ and as such, the programme this year is hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). 

According to the United Nation's report states that there are seven billion people to feed on the planet today and another two billion are expected to join by 2050. When a billion people in the world already live in chronic hunger and water resources are under pressure we cannot pretend the problem is 'elsewhere'. 


The United Nations, on the occasion of this year's World Water Day, urged people to note that, coping with population growth and ensuring access to nutritious food to everyone call for a series of actions we can all help with.


Such actions include following a healthier, sustainable diet; consuming less water-intensive products; reducing the scandalous food wastage as 30 per cent of the food produced worldwide is never eaten and the water used to produce it is definitively lost and producing more food, of better quality, with less water.


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