World Water Day

President, PM extend best wishes on the occasion of World Water Day

Published On: March 22, 2022 09:29 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended the best wishes on the World Water Day-2022, stating that this Day would inspire all to contribute to ecological balance by conserving water resources.

In a message today, the President said the underground water resource was an important natural heritage and helps make the ecosystem sustainable and lessens impacts of climate change. 

The President urged all to encourage the tasks of recharge of underground water through the use of new technology including 'check dams' by launching a nationwide campaign to plant saplings of different flowers and plants that help recharge the underground water.  

Likewise, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has stated that conservation of available water resources and quality of water by identifying the water resources and ensuring its sustainability was the common responsibility of one and all as a huge chunk of population was heavily reliant on use of underground water.

In his message of the best wishes on the occasion of the World Water Day today, the PM has urged all to make contributions from one's side for the conservation and promotion of groundwater.

In order to translate the responsibility of conservation into practice in an effective manner, the PM has called for intergovernmental coordination, robust information system, judicious distribution of water resources as well as academic studies, research and impact analysis of this area. 

This year's World Water Day is being marked with the theme of 'Let's Conserve and Promote Underground Water Resources'.

The World Water Day is observed on March 22 every year since 1993 at the call of the United Nations with an objective of increasing awareness about the importance, conservation and sustainable use of water. Nepal marks the Day by organizing various public awareness programs every year. 


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