Happy World Rivers Day 2020
“Just as a drop of water in the ocean cannot avail much; but if a great river runneth into it, that maketh a great commotion.”
This day is observed on the last Saturday of September each year. This day is celebrated on four Worlds waterways as you all know how important and valuable.
To make them aware of improving water stay, worship of rivers each year is celebrated and events are organized in which the importance of rivers are provided as per view all knows very well that rivers are the lifelines of our planet we should not destroy it in any way.
IMPORTANCE OF RIVERS
- As water is our life, water is essential for our life,rivers are also important for us.
- Human body needs water. Water is very important for every human body and system.
- Life on earth will not be imagined without water.
- Water is important for irrigation.
- Rivers are important for cultural works and rituals.
- Rivers are very important for industries.
- Water has many nutritional values.
- Water is important for the animals and plants habitat.
- Many of the rare plants and shrubs grow in rivers.
- Water is important for transport.
- Water ways are good to travel from one place to another.
- Water is essential for energy.
- Water could solve the problem of electricity by hydrogen energy.
- Hydrogen plants are good for industries.
- Some rivers have spiritual values.
“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.”
THEMES OF WORLD RIVER DAY
|2017||Why Waste Water?|
|2018||Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.|
|2019||Day of Action for Rivers.|
|2020||Day of Action for Rivers.|
Rivers are everywhere. They meet in the ocean and provide more water. Here we have made a list of the popular rivers in the world.
- Mississippi River
- Zambezi River
- Mekong River
- Volga River
- Sepik River
- Danube River
- Yangtze River
- Ganga River
- Amazon River
- Nile River
In the North America and United States the largest river system is Mississippi. It is About 2,320 miles (3,730 km) long. Lake Itasca, is the origin of this river. It combines in the New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Some streams boats like,the Delta Queen,have survived as icons.
Africa’s fourth- longest river is Zambezi River. This river is 3,540 km long.This river originates from a black wetland in north-western Zambia and discharges into the Indian Ocean,flowing through Angola, along the borders of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia again, and Zimbabwe.
This is the 12th longest river in the world. It is 4,350 km long. This river flows from the Tibetan Plateau through China’s Yunnan province, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
The Volga river is one of the most important rivers in Russia. In europe it is the longest river. In Russia about eleven cities are situated in the Volga’s drainage basin,including its capital Moscow. It originates from the Valday Hills northwest of Moscow and merges into the Caspian Sea. In Russia this river is important for transportation.
The sepik river flows on the island of New Guinea. This is the longest river there. This originates from the central highlands of Papua New Guinea. It flows directly to the sea. Its length is approximately equal to the amazon river. It is of traditional importance for the small tribal groups of New Guinea.
Danube river is the second largest river of the continent. It comes on after the Volga River. It forms a border of ten countries in europe. It originates from the Black Forest in Germany and emerges into the Black Sea,through four capitals.
The third longest river in the world,Yangtze is the longest river in China. It originates from a glacier lying on the eastern part of the Tibetan plateau,and flows through spectacular Yangtze Gorges, and then merges into the East China Sea.
Origin of ganga is from the Western Himalayas. It is 2,510 km long. It merges into the Sunderbans delta in the Bay of Bengal. This river is a holy river for the hindus. The Hindus believe that the river Ganga is the goddess Ganga,that is why they worship Ganga river. Ganga is situated in the holy city of India,Varanasi.
The Amazon river is a little shorter than the Nile river. This river is 6,400 km longer. It’s volume is the largest in the world. The Amazon river flows through Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil and discharges into the Atlantic Ocean.
This river starts from East Africa to the Mediterranean. This is 6,650 km long. White Nile and Blue Nile,are the two major tributaries of the Nile river. The Nile river is an important part of the ancient Egyptian spiritual life.
When harmful toxic substances and other industrial wastes are discharged in the river then the water of the river gets contaminated, this is what we call river pollution.
CAUSES OF RIVER POLLUTION
Water is a universal solvent, and it is limited in the earth. We need to save it. But some people do not think about it and contaminate the water. There are many causes of water or river pollution.
- Disposal of industrial wastes.
- Discharge of toxic substances.
- Environmental wastes.
- Toxic substances from farm houses, towns, and factories.
- Leakage from water tanks.
- Marine dumping.
- Radioactive waste.
- Atmospheric deposition.
CONTROLLING RIVER POLLUTION
Water is essential for everyone. Water is the life of everyone. We need water to survive. It’s our duty to save water and protect it from getting polluted. There are many ways by which we can prevent the river pollution.
- Sewage water and industrial wastes should not be disposed of in the rivers.
- Hot water should be cooled down before releasing from the power plant.
- Excessive use of pesticides should be avoided.
- Excessive use of fertilizers should be avoided.
“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.”
This world river day we wish and request you to save water and the rivers and not pollute them. We hope you liked our content.
Happy World River Day 2020