[Digital Daily Reporter Shin Jae-in] To commemorate the World Water Day on March 22, government agencies are holding various events for all citizens to participate in.
World Water Day has been in effect since 1992. Every year on March 22, it is a day to reflect on the importance of water. It was designated by the United Nations to raise awareness about water quality pollution due to population growth and industrialization, and a shortage of drinking water around the world.
This year, on the occasion of the 30th World Water Day, the United Nations has selected groundwater as the theme of making the invisible visible. It means that we need to recognize the importance of groundwater to secure drinking water and maintain ecosystems around the world and make efforts to conserve it.
Accordingly, the government is celebrating World Water Day with the theme of unified water management, water of life shared by nature and humans. Source: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources official blog
As part of this, the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources is conducting events such as the Commonsense Quiz, Declaration Participation Challenge, and YouTube video viewing on the theme of groundwater.
Participation is possible online for a set period, and certain products such as coffee vouchers will be provided to those who participate. At the groundwater symposium to be held on the 22nd, a pop-up quiz will be held 10 times. You can participate through the YouTube live broadcast comment box.
Source: Geumgang Basin Environment Agency Official Blog
In addition, the Geumgang Basin Environment Agency is conducting the ‘SNS Certification Event for Water Conservation and Water Quality Conservation in Daily Life’ that anyone can participate in, regardless of their area of residence, for a total of 16 days from March 7 to 22.
In your daily life, you can practice water conservation activities such as “plugging” exercise, use of natural detergents, and separate food waste, and then take a photo and comment on the official blog post of Geumgangcheong. A total of 50 participants will be selected by lottery and given prizes.
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Meanwhile, the Ministry of Environment will hold a ceremony to commemorate the 2022 World Water Day at the Government Complex in Sejong on the 22nd. At the event, the governments achievements on unification of water management will be announced, and the future water management policy direction and future vision will be shared. In particular, there will be an open meeting with the public in which environment minister Han Jeong-ae and other policy officials ask and answer questions about water policy.
In addition, it is said that there will be a government reward for those of merit who have contributed to the development of the water sector during the ceremony. Previously, the Ministry of Environment conducted a public competition and public verification for candidates for the Commissioners Commendation through the official website.