6 March 2020

UNAI QUIZ: WORLD WATER DAY

World Water Day, celebrated on 22 March every year since 1993, draws the world’s attention to the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Led by UN Water, the coordination mechanism of the United Nations system on water and sanitation issues, the 2020 World Water Day focuses on the inextricable link between water and climate change. The theme highlights how our use of water will help reduce floods, droughts, scarcity and pollution, and will help fight climate change itself.

Water is our most precious resource, but extreme weather events are making it scarcer, more unpredictable and more polluted. Climate policy makers must put water at the heart of action plans to ensure that we use this important resource responsibly and balance all of society’s water needs while ensuring the poorest people don’t get left behind.

Test your knowledge of World Water Day!

Correct! Resolution A/RES/64/292, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2010, first recognized the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life for all human beings. People have a right to clean drinking water and sanitation. States are responsible for providing them equally and without discrimination.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Resolution A/RES/64/292, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2010, first recognized the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life for all human beings. People have a right to clean drinking water and sanitation. States are responsible for providing them equally and without discrimination.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Resolution A/RES/64/292, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2010, first recognized the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life for all human beings. People have a right to clean drinking water and sanitation. States are responsible for providing them equally and without discrimination.

Correct! According to UN Water, nearly half the global population lives in potential water-scarce areas at least one month per year. This could increase to some 4.8–5.7 billion in 2050. About 73% of the affected people live in Asia.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. According to UN Water, nearly half the global population lives in potential water-scarce areas at least one month per year. This could increase to some 4.8–5.7 billion in 2050. About 73% of the affected people live in Asia.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. According to UN Water, nearly half the global population lives in potential water-scarce areas at least one month per year. This could increase to some 4.8–5.7 billion in 2050. About 73% of the affected people live in Asia.

Correct!  A typical pair of jeans takes 10,000 litres (2,642 gallons) of water to produce, equal to what a person drinks in 10 years. We can be conscious consumers and source our goods from sustainable producers to lower our consumption of water and other essential resources.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. A typical pair of jeans takes 10,000 litres (2,642 gallons) of water to produce, equal to what a person drinks in 10 years. We can be conscious consumers and source our goods from sustainable producers to lower our consumption of water and other essential resources.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. A typical pair of jeans takes 10,000 litres (2,642 gallons) of water to produce, equal to what a person drinks in 10 years. We can be conscious consumers and source our goods from sustainable producers to lower our consumption of water and other essential resources.

Correct! 145 States have territory in transboundary lake basins, and 30 countries lie entirely within them. So far approximately 295 international water agreements have been negotiated and signed. This includes the UNECE Water Convention, a legal framework for transboundary water cooperation worldwide. Cooperation is essential, especially in areas vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and where water is already scarce.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. 145 States have territory in transboundary lake basins, and 30 countries lie entirely within them. So far approximately 295 international water agreements have been negotiated and signed. This includes the UNECE Water Convention, a legal framework for transboundary water cooperation worldwide. Cooperation is essential, especially in areas vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and where water is already scarce.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. 145 States have territory in transboundary lake basins, and 30 countries lie entirely within them. So far approximately 295 international water agreements have been negotiated and signed. This includes the UNECE Water Convention, a legal framework for transboundary water cooperation worldwide. Cooperation is essential, especially in areas vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and where water is already scarce.

Correct! Agriculture (including irrigation, livestock and aquaculture) is by far the largest water consumer, accounting for 69% of annual water withdrawals globally. Industry (including power generation) accounts for 19% and households for 12%.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. Agriculture (including irrigation, livestock and aquaculture) is by far the largest water consumer, accounting for 69% of annual water withdrawals globally. Industry (including power generation) accounts for 19% and households for 12%.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. Agriculture (including irrigation, livestock and aquaculture) is by far the largest water consumer, accounting for 69% of annual water withdrawals globally. Industry (including power generation) accounts for 19% and households for 12%.

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