World Water Day celebrated in Belize Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

Official opening ceremonies were held  towards World Water Day on Monday in the Jaguar Auditorium at the University of Belize in the Nation’s Capital. At the earliest, Dr. Javier Zuniga, Regional Manager for the Central Region was handed a certificate of appreciation by the World Water Day Committee from the Ministry of Health.

Belize joins with other Countries to Celebrate World Water Day under the theme, “Nature for Water.”

As we celebrate World Water Day around the World on March 22nd, it can be noted that damaged ecosystems can affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.

According to the World Health Organization, today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.