World Water Day 2015: Humanity needs water

| March 16, 2015

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A drop of water is flexible. A drop of water is powerful. A drop of water is in demand.

World Water Day is marked annually on March 22. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for people who suffer from water-related issues. And it’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as the first World Water Day. Twenty-two years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world, shining the spotlight on a different issue every year.

The theme for 2015 is Water and Sustainable Development – how water is essential in creating the future we want. You can learn more about water here:

You can join the global celebrations by organizing your own event and posting it on the UN Water website: http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/events

Further resources are available here: http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/features/all/en/

Water is at the core of sustainable development. Water resources, and the range of services they provide, are the foundation of poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability. From food and energy security to human and environmental health, water contributes to improvements in social well-being and inclusive growth, affecting the livelihoods of billions.

Join the 2015 campaign to raise awareness of water and sanitation. You can also contribute on social media though the hashtags #WaterIs and #WorldWaterDay.

For more information and resources, go to: http://www.un.org/en/events/waterday/