The object of Water Day is to get the worlds attention, to raise awareness for the need of sanitation and clean water. If I were put in charge of Water Day 2020 I would draw inspiration from the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast of H. G. Wells book, War of the Worlds
. In case you don't know the story here is the gist.
On Sunday, October 30, 1938, millions of radio listeners were shocked when radio news alerts announced the arrival of Martians. They panicked when they learned of the Martians' ferocious and seemingly unstoppable attack on Earth. Many ran out of their homes screaming while others packed up
their cars and fled.Though what the radio listeners heard was a portion of Orson Welles' adaptation of the well-known book, War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, many of the listeners believed what they heard on the radio was real.
Although people would panic it. It would make everyone very aware of how precious clean water is.
Retrospectively I don't think this plan should be done. There are much better ways of educating people then through fear--it would get everyone's attention though, just in a bad way.