World Water Day is an international day to celebrate the importance of water and the need to preserve it. It gives people around the world an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. 22nd March each year is Global World Water Day.
It is a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
World Water Day serves to raise awareness about water issues such as sanitation problems and water shortages in many parts of the world. Many people lack access to safe and clean water, a problem which has a direct impact on the economy. Every year, the World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.
Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic and human development. Today, billions of people are still living without safe water – water that is accessible on the premises and water that is available when needed and free from contamination.
The human right to water entitles everyone without discrimination, to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use; which includes water for drinking, personal sanitation, washing of clothes, food preparation, and personal and household hygiene.