International World Water Day is held annually on 22nd March 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). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.
The theme for World Water Day 2009 is “Shared Water – Shared Opportunities”.
The world’s 263 trans boundary lake and river basins include the territory of 145 countries and cover nearly half of the Earth’s land surface. With every country seeking to satisfy its water needs from limited water resources, some foresee a future filled with conflict. But cooperation, not conflict, is the most common response to trans boundary water management issues. The government of every country has to bear the responsibility of managing the world’s trans boundary waters for current and future generations by mutual cooperation.
To celebrate this day and to contribute to the campaign to spread awareness regarding water and issues related to it, I have made this quiz.
Water Aware or Water Beware?
You use it every day in every way possible. But how much do you appreciate the finer points of the liquid that sustains life? How well do you know about water? Are you a responsible person who is aware of issues related to water and believes in conserving water? Or do you need to know “Beware! Water is not forever” ? Take the quiz and find out!! BE HONEST 😀
Write in your replies in the comments space which will be held in moderation till the next post. The person who gives the maximum number of correct answers will get a badge to flaunt on his/her blog’s sidebar.
You can write replies as a,b,c or d. I will understand 🙂
How much of the earth’s surface is covered by water?
What percentage of the world’s water supply is fresh?
How many percent of the world water is suitable for human use?
- less than 1%
Water that is safe to drink is called
- Tap Water
- Potable water
- Distilled water
- Piliated water
The average Sub-Saharan African uses the same amount of water in a day as someone in a developed country uses when they do what?
- Brush their teeth for two minutes with the tap running
- Run a lawn sprinkler for a minute
- Flush a toilet
- Any of the above
How many people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water?
- 1 in 3
- 1 in 6
- 1 in 10
- 1 in 20
What proportion of the world’s major rivers are seriously polluted or depleted?
Which of these countries uses most water per person per year?
The World Commission on Water estimates that it would cost an extra $100bn a year to tackle global water scarcity. What is this roughly equivalent to?
- The amount spent on ocean cruises, make-up and ice-cream yearly
- The net worth of Microsoft chief Bill Gates
- The estimated value of the worldwide bottled water industry
- A quarter of the US budget deficit
Which human activities need the most water?
- Personal hygiene
What are the main sources of water pollution in India?
- Municipal sewage
- Bathing in rivers
- Industrial discharge
- both a and c
What minerals are found in the run-off from agricultural land and treated and untreated sewage effluents, which are highly responsible for eutrophication of water bodies?
- Phosphorous and carbon
- Nitrogen and phosphorus
- Potassium and arsenic
- Iron and manganese
What is the project to clean up the polluted waters of the Ganga called?
Imagine your tap is leaking drop after drop. How much water is lost from this leaking tap per day?
- About 75 litres
- About 20 litres
- About 50 litres
- About a glass of water
How much water do humans use daily?
- 100 litres
- 190 litres
- 75 litres
- 160 litres
How long could you live without water?
- About 3 weeks
- About 1 day
- About 3 days
- About 7 days
Currently what percentage of world’s population is facing serious water shortage?
How many people in world lack access to adequate sanitation facilities?
- 2.4 billion people
- 1.2 million people
- 3.5 billion people
- 5 million people
How much water is used to flush a toilet?
- 4 to 20 litres
- 10.5 to 30 litres
- 7.5 to 26.5 litres
- 20 to 40.5 litres
How much water is used In a five-minute shower?
- 95 to 190 litres
- 40 to 90 litres
- 100 to 150 litres
- 20 to 50 litres
The cost of providing safe drinking water and proper sanitation to everyone in the world by 2025 will be
- US$100 billion a year
- US$150 million a year
- US$400 million a year
- US$180 billion a year
How many children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation?
- 4.2 million children
- 1.8 million children
- 2.8 million children
- 3.4 million children
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Quiz questions taken from BBC, TERI and Lenntech
P.S. After making it at quibblo.com I realised the code can not be integrated in free wordpress blog 😦 Sorry for the inconvenience.