The theme of the short films must be based on the concept of Water and food security, a theme chosen by the UN for World Water Day 2012.
World Water Day is celebrated every year on 22 March. This international event aims to draw attention to the importance of fresh water and to encourage the sustainable management of water resources, by highlighting a particular aspect of water. The theme chosen for 2012, “Water and food security”, seeks to further explore these two closely-related concepts, and the lack of which is causing severe crisis in increasingly more areas across the world.
According to the UN, food security exists when anyone can satisfy their dietetic needs in order to have an active and healthy life; and water is one of the fundamental factors for food production.
This problem can be better understood when you realise that between 2,500 and 5,000 litres of water are required to produce the food that one person needs each day and, at present, this quantity is not guaranteed.