World Water Day and its importance
We’re celebrating World Water Day. Today it has become even more important to learn about the benefits of water for human beings, as well as in in our daily lives.
We use it daily, and, at least in Europe, is easily accessible. But how often do we stop to think about the vital importance it has for human beings and other living things? Water is the essential element for life on Earth. 70% of our body is water and, interestingly enough, the same goes for the planet we inhabit.
We’re sure that now you can better understand why we’re celebrating World Water Day.
World Water Day 2019
The official date of this holiday was proposed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. At the end of that year a Resolution was adopted declaring 22 March of each year as World Water Day.
This year is the holiday’s 26th anniversary as we are invited to participate in various activities related to the conservation around and development of water resources. Furthermore, this year is focused on the millions of people who do not have access to drinking water at home, under the slogan “Leave no one behind”.
The benefits of water
Recommended daily water intake is between 2 and 3 litres (about eight glasses a day), although it can vary slightly depending on age. Water is effective in transporting the vitamins and mineral salts that our cells need. It also relieves fatigue, facilitates digestion, regulates body temperature and prevents cardiovascular disease.
And if we include seawater in the conversation, there are many other types of benefits for health, relaxation and beauty. Take today's celebration of World Water Day as a reminder of how important it is to conserve this resource and its many benefits beyond basic use— it keeps us alive.