World Water Monitoring Day 2020

World Water Monitoring Day was 3 days ago.

In 2020 World Water Monitoring Day was on September 18th (friday).

World Water Monitoring Day is an international educational program that builds people's awareness and commitment to water conservation around the world.

This feast was set up in 2003 by America's Clean Water Foundation. The primary objective of World Water Monitoring Day is to educate and involve citizens in the protection of the world's water resources. Although the official „day” is celebrated every year on September 18th, the program runs annually from March 22th to December 31th, encouraging people to explore the quality of waterways, share their discoveries and protect our most precious resource.

Water is one of the most common substances on Earth and at the same time a very valuable and desirable resource. It is a basic component of practically all organisms. Water occupies most of the planet's surface. Unfortunately, as many as one billion inhabitants of the Earth have no direct access to water, and its lack is a certain death. Constant monitoring of water resources allows to determine their qualitative status. Thanks to this, water is protected from pollution and properly managed.

Did you know?

It was originally intended that World Water Monitoring Day would be celebrated annually on October 18th to celebrate the anniversary of the US Clean Water Act passed by Congress in 1972, whose primary purpose was to protect the country's water resources. Since 2007, World Water Monitoring Day has been celebrated under a changed name to facilitate its organization in those parts of the world where water reaches freezing point at that time.