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World Water Day

Show your support for World Water Day and join the fight to protect our planet's most precious resource - water!
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March 22
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate World Water Day on March 22nd! This day was established in 1992 by the United Nations as a way to raise awareness for the global water crisis. It's also an opportunity for individuals, governments, and organizations around the world to come together and take action against this critical issue. For over twenty years, World Water Day has been inspiring people everywhere to make changes that will help conserve our precious water resources!

History of World Water Day

World Water Day Dates

World Water Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1977</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UN Water Conference</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations holds the Mar del Plata Water Conference, recognizing water as a key to economic and social development.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of World Water Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The UN General Assembly designates March 22 as the annual World Water Day, a day to raise awareness about water-related issues and solutions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Water for the Future"</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Water Day 2003 focuses on the theme "Water for the Future", advocating for sustainable management of water resources.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005-2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Water for Life" Decade</div><div class='timeline-text'>The UN proclaims 2005-2015 as the "International Decade for Action 'Water for Life'", stressing the importance of gender equality and women's participation in water-related decision making.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sustainable Development Goals</div><div class='timeline-text'>The UN recognizes water and sanitation as a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6) in 2015, further emphasizing the importance of equitable and sustainable access to safe and affordable drinking water.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Water and Climate Change"</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Water Day 2020 spotlights "Water and Climate Change", detailing how the two are inextricably linked and addressing strategies to balance the two vital areas.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Water Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Water Conservation Plan</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make a plan to help conserve water. This could include using less water when doing the dishes, taking shorter showers, and monitoring your water consumption.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate Others</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Teach those around you about the importance of conserving water. Create fun activities that encourage others to learn more about water conservation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer with a Water Conservancy</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local organization related to water conservation and volunteer your time and resources. This could include helping clean up rivers and lakes or planting vegetation that can help conserve water.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to Water Charities</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Donate money to charities that provide clean drinking water for those in need. These donations can go toward providing clean water for communities and schools.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Support Water Legislation</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write letters to your local representatives expressing your support for legislation related to protecting our natural water sources.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World Water Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Raises awareness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Water Day is a great way to raise awareness of the importance of water and the need to conserve it. Every drop saved today will benefit future generations, as well as providing clean drinking water for those who lack access to it now.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Brings attention to global water issues</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On World Water Day, organizations around the world work together to bring attention to global water issues, such as contaminated water sources, access to safe water, and sustainable solutions for water management. By highlighting these problems, we can start working towards meaningful change that will protect our environment and vulnerable communities that rely on clean drinking water.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Encourages conservation</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Water Day encourages people everywhere to conserve water in their everyday lives. Simple changes can go a long way, like taking shorter showers or reducing lawn watering during drought seasons. Learning more about how precious this resource is can help create responsible habits that have lasting impacts.</p></div></div>

5 Eye-Opening Facts for World Water Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>780 million people lack access to clean water</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to UN data, approximately 1 in 9 people in the world do not have access to clean and safe drinking water, which is crucial for basic human health and well-being.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Water infrastructure is in critical condition</h3><p class='facts-content'>Much of the world's water infrastructure - from pipes to dams to sewers - is in a state of disrepair, and upgrading it is a significant and urgent challenge.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Globally, water demand is expected to continue increasing at a significantly fast rate</h3><p class='facts-content'>Population growth, development, and changing consumption patterns all contribute to increased water demand across the world, exacerbating shortages in already stressed areas.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>By 2050, at least one in four people likely live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water</h3><p class='facts-content'>A combination of climate change, human action, and population growth are causing water shortages, which are likely to reach critical levels by mid-century.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Every minute a newborn dies from infection caused by lack of safe water and an unclean environment</h3><p class='facts-content'>Sanitation and clean water could prevent up to 9% of global disease and 6% of all deaths. The impact on child mortality rates is devastatingly high, as poor sanitation and lack of access to safe water kills over 1.4 million children every year.</p></div></div>

World Water Day FAQs

When is World Water Day?

World Water Day is celebrated on March 22nd every year. In 2024 World Water Day will occur on a Friday.

World Water Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Mar 22

Wednesday

2024

Mar 22

Friday

2025

Mar 22

Saturday

2026

Mar 22

Sunday

2027

Mar 22

Monday

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