International World Water Day is held annually on March22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating March 22, 1993 as the first World Water Day.
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. Kashmir Life presents a photo feature based upon the clicks of its photographer Bilal Bhadur to highlight the plight of drinking water, its pollution and countless problems faced by Kashmiris. Pertinently, Kashmir is believed to have rich water resources. The rest is debatable.
Bilal Bhadur is currently Media Fellow with Indo-Global Social Service Society’s (IGSSS) Media Fellowship Programme under European Union’s EIDHR project jointly implemented with Welthungerhife in J & K. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect views of European Union, Welthungerhilfe and Indo Global Social Service Society.