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TolunaTeamUAE

  14 months ago

#ValuingWater - Clean water for all by 2030!
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The 22nd of March was World Water Day - but do you know exactly why this day is celebrated annually? Recognized officially for the first time in 1993, the United Nations' aim is to raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people still without access to clean and safe water facilities.

Furthermore, it serves as a reminder of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. But to move closer to this goal and understand its importance, we mustn't forget how intertwined water is in our daily lives when many of us can take it for granted - after all, it's used and beneficial for our homes, cooking, health and sanitation, education, economics and also for the integrity and protection of our natural environment.

This year, the focus was placed on "Valuing Water" and reflecting collectively on our 'stories, thoughts and feelings about water.' Why? To ensure no one is left behind in this development and to avoid "mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource," the UN-Water wrote on its website.

Now, it's your turn. Create a topic with the title #ValuingWater and let us know your thoughts and feelings about water or what it may be like to live without steady access. The choice and angle of your debate or opinion are completely up to you as long as it remains in line with the theme.

Don't forget to include a relevant photo or video with your topic! The best entries could earn up to 1000 points! Let's express our thoughts on this hugely important matter and move closer to the goal of clean water and sanitation for all by 2030!

All entries, including up until the 5th of April will be credited accordingly.

Influence your world,
Toluna Team
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m4717249k

  13 months ago
good
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aamirshahzad360

  13 months ago
very nice
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aamirshahzad360

  13 months ago
very nice
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CinnamonRose

  13 months ago
Most cultures of the world have a spiritual connection with water. Ancient cultures have prospered around rivers, be it Nile, the Euphrates or the Ganges. Here in the Middle East, ancient cultures prospered around the oasis. And even today, no sahn in a mosque is complete without a serene howz  to cleanse the body before cleansing the soul. Water itself is divine in its nature. We use it in religious rituals.
#ValuingWater Its role surpasses beyond a commodity to meet the needs of our health. It is a big surprise that we struggle for water on a planet that is 75% covered with water, (and is dubbed as a blue planet for that!). While practically it is true that most water that covers the planet is not potable water, we still have many rivers, lakes not to mention the rains, all sources of clean drinking water. The polar ice caps hold tons of water too.
Here I wish to applaud the efforts of UAE government which has provided all its citizens with clean supply of water. Despite having limited supply of natural resources, UAE has implemented desalination methods by making use of its abundant water on the coastline. The rest of the world has a lesson to learn here.
The so-called first world countries have a continuous supply of water, for pools, gardens and washing, and some parts of the world struggles to find even drinking water, like many other things the issue may be disproportionate distribution of resources. Other countries that have natural resources should find ways to conserve water and they have a duty to make sure each and every citizen has access to drinking water at an affordable price.
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S5676346n56

  13 months ago
I don't know
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A5706042n57

  13 months ago
I don't know about that
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christinemelissa

  14 months ago
Thank you for reminding us..
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Y4114966i41

  14 months ago
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a9153201x91

  14 months ago
We are all hoping and praying for this.
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Rutheophilus

  14 months ago
Thank you for this topic, reminding us of the importance of water.
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