Today is World Water Day and this year’s theme is Making the invisible visible, with a special emphasis on the importance of groundwater, which is a dwindling resource overused by many countries. As always, A principal focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 6, which is to ensure safe water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Water splash
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World Water Day is celebrated on March 22 every year to highlight the importance of freshwater. The tradition has continued since 1993. More than 2.2 billion people live without access to safe water for some periods within the year.

Water is crucial for keeping your body operating properly and feeling healthy, as well as quenching your thirst. Water is required for nearly all of your body's essential systems to function and survive. You'd be shocked at how beneficial being hydrated is to your body.

Without water, life on Earth would perish. It is a rare and valuable natural resource. Water is essential for all forms of life, including humans, plants, and animals. We use it to grow food, make commodities, and maintain our health. Water is found in every living cell: it makes up 65 percent of your body and up to 90 percent of plant tissue. Even seeds contain 3 to 5% water. Our ecosystem is defined by water, and our landscape is shaped by it.

On, above, and below the earth's surface, water is constantly moving around the planet. The sun's energy powers the cycle from rainfall to evaporation to rainfall. Rain, snow, and sleet all fall as water. Ice, rivers, groundwater, and the oceans all gather it. The water cycle cleans the water naturally.

Impurities are left behind when water evaporates. This natural process is beneficial to the environment. The water cycle has been influenced by humans in a variety of ways. Over 60% of the world's rivers have been dammed for human purpose, disrupting the natural flow of water across the landscape. It is critical for the environment's health to provide water downstream of dams.

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