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World Water Day

World Water Day is a sustainable event held every 22nd of March, it has been an annual United Nations Observance since 1993. The event is held to commemorate the importance of water and help raise awareness to the approximately 2 billion people globally who do not have access to clean water. Its core focus is to inspire actions towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

With this year’s theme, groundwater – Making the Invisible, Visible. Here are some facts to help spread awareness about the importance of groundwater:

  • Groundwater contributes to 14% of potential water resources in the Philippines.
  • 50% of the groundwater being collected from rains and seepage from rivers is used for drinking in the country.
  • It is also important to note that groundwater also supplies up to 49% of the domestic sector, 32% for Agriculture, 15% for Industry, and 4% for other sectors.

 

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It is truly worth mentioning that groundwater is a very important resource not just in the Philippines, but globally. And it is our responsibility to not take it for granted, and find ways to prolong it for future generations.

 
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