World Water Day – Valuing Water

On 22 March, 2021, The World Water Day is held every year since 1993, and it focuses on the importance of freshwater.

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. It Is a day to celebrate water and raise awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

This year’s theme is valuing water. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. This day is about what water means to people, its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource.

SDG 6 seeks to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation for all, focusing on the sustainable management of water resources, wastewater and ecosystems, and acknowledging the importance of an enabling environment. In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries have committed to engage in systematic follow-up and review of progress towards the Goals and targets, using a set of global indicators.

Here you can find a map and statistics of how is the water in your country. Discover the percentage of drinking water, water quality, population with access to sanitation services, or the proportion of wastewater that is treated safely.

Check out the United Nations World Water Development Report 2021 On Valuing Water, released on March the 21st.

 

Information and images from UN Water site.

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