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World Water Day

Indian slum dwellers collect potable water from a municipal water tanker in Durga Nagar area of Bhopal on March 21, 2018. Slum dwellers depend on government supplies for drinking water and struggle to get adequate supply during summers. World Water Day is observed on March 22 and focuses on the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.

In pictures: Water crisis around the world

On March 22 every year, ‘World Water Day’ is celebrated to spread awareness across the world about the importance of water and why there is a need to save it. In the year 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as the first World Water Day. 

And ‘Nature of Water’ is the theme for World Water Day 2018. The main aim of the theme is to explore nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

Today, almost 2.1 billion people are living without safe drinking water. There is a water crisis in many parts of the world and this affects their livelihoods, education, lives. 

Here are the photographs from around the world on the day marked by the UN to save water and save the life.

(Image Credits: AFP, AP,  IANS & Reuters)

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