World Water Day is an annual United Nations Observance, started in 1993, focusing on the importance of water, coordinated by UN-Water and led by one or more UN-Water Members and Partners with a related mandate

Aim of World Water Day

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Happenings on World Water Day

In the lead-up to 22 March, people and organizations host World Water Day events and participate in the global public campaign, launched in the preceding months by UN-Water on www.worldwaterday.org and social media.

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Theme of World Water Day 2022

Groundwater:
making the
invisible visible

The hidden solution

Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Our drinking water and sanitation, our food supply and natural environment – all these rely on groundwater.

Groundwater is critically important to the healthy functioning of ecosystems, such as wetlands. In deltas and coastal areas, groundwater also ensures the stability of the ground and prevents seawater intrusion under the land.

Groundwater has always been critically important to human society and ecosystems, but it hasn’t been fully recognized. Groundwater must be at the heart of sustainable development policymaking.

Protect and preserve

What we do on the surface matters underground. We must only put harmless, biodegradable products on the soil and use groundwater as efficiently as possible.

Human activities over-use and pollute groundwater in many places. In others, we don’t know how much water is down there. Groundwater is out of sight, but it mustn’t be out of mind.

Groundwater needs to be used carefully and sustainably – but we cannot manage what we do not measure. Groundwater must be thoroughly explored, analyzed and monitored.

A changing world

Groundwater will play a critical role in adapting to climate change, especially drought. We must protect and explore groundwater, balancing the needs of people and the planet.

Climate change is being felt through water. In some places, there is too much water; in others, too little. In the driest parts of the world, groundwater may be the only water people have.

Groundwater crosses borders, just like climate change. We must work together to improve the way we share transboundary groundwater resources, balancing the needs in a changing world.

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The Agenda

Word Water Day - 22 March 2022, Karachi

  • Groundwater: Challenges of climate change
  • Groundwater dependent social-ecological systems
  • Groundwater law, policies, procedures and standards
  • Integrated and sustainable groundwater management
  • Groundwater regulation and integrated water planning
  • Groundwater research and policy making
  • Groundwater and surface water interactions
  • Groundwater challenges: Overuse, Our Swerage and Sanition System
  • Groundwater regulation and integrated water planning
  • Sustainable groundwater and agriculture
  • Refilling water aquifers

Important dates

Last date for submission of papers : 05 March 2022

Selection of papers : 8 March 2022

You may contact Engr. Noor Afzal and Dr. Muhammad Uzair via email adderss : call-for-papers@pakistanwatersummit.com.pk

Who will be attending

  • Scientists
  • Water Experts
  • Researchers
  • Policymakers
  • Government Officials
  • Town Planners
  • Industrial and agriculture users
  • Environmentalists
  • Academia
  • Consultants and Contractors
  • C-Level officials from public and private organizations with CSR departments Companies offering Water related products and technology
  • Engineers and Architects
  • Builders & Developers
  • Media
  • NGOs
  • Investors

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