World Water Day is marked on March 22nd every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22nd as the first World Water Day. 24 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year.
This year the theme is ‘Nature for Water’–exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.
Wherever you are and whatever you do on March 22, make it about nature and water.
Find out more about World Water Day here.