2018 World Water Day Global Hits
U Khin Maung Yi, Vice Chairman from WATSAN TD- Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) presented about the "2018 World Water Day Global Hits". He mentioned the six hits:
First Hit - 2/3 of the world's forests is degraded,
Second Hit - around 1.9 billion people live in areas where water is already scarce,
Third Hit - 2/3 of the natural wetlands has disappeared since 1900,
Fourth Hit - many world heritage sites celebrate water from spectacular aqueducts to ingenious water mills,
Fifth Hit - floods, drought and storms have affected over 4 billion people and cause $1 trillion of damage in the past 25 years, and
Sixth Hit - restoring ecosystems creates jobs in areas like recreation, fishing, forestry and agriculture.