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World Water Day

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity

Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.

Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.

This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.

This year’s theme for World Water Day, ‘Leaving no one behind’, adapts the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.

But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.

Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right.

Together with access to sanitation, safe water underpins public health and is therefore critical to sustainable development and a stable and prosperous world.

We cannot move forward as a global society while so many people are living without safe water.

Share

Engage your friends and contacts with information and stories about the reality of the water crisis and how it affects every aspect of society.

Use these resources to start a conversation and inspire action.

Act

Gather people together to share ideas and make them grow. Hold or attend an event to make personal connections that could make a difference to people living without safe water.

Use this map to see where a World Water Day event is taking place near you and find out how you could hold an event yourself.

Details

Date:
March 22
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm