Celebrate World Water Day

By David Hall

World Water Day is celebrated on March 22 annually. It is celebrated to spread awareness of water – its importance in our daily life, how one can save water and the importance of drinking clean water for healthy life.

Below are some quotes describing this valuable resource:

“Every drop in the ocean counts.” » Yoko Ono

“We have the ability to provide clean water for every man, woman and child on the Earth. What has been lacking is the collective will to accomplish this. What are we waiting for? This is the commitment we need to make to the world, now.” » Jean-Michel Cousteau

“Clean water, the essence of life and a birthright for everyone, must become available to all people now.” » Jean-Michel Cousteau

“Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children’s lifetime. The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land.” » Luna Leopold

“Water is critical for sustainable development, including environmental integrity and the alleviation of poverty and hunger, and is indispensable for human health and well-being.” » United Nations

“We need a new global culture that finds the existence of millions of thirsty people thoroughly and immediately unacceptable.” » Jean-Michel Cousteau

“I have the world’s largest collection of seashells. I keep it on all the beaches of the world… perhaps you’ve seen it.” » Steven Wright

“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” » Jacques Cousteau

“Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.” » Carl Sagan

“The wars of the twenty-first century will be fought over water.” » Ismail Serageldin

“A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure.” » Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.” » Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Filthy water cannot be washed.” » West African Proverb

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