World Water Day

World Water Day is observed on March 22 every year. World Water Day is about focusing our attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. March 22, 1993 was designated at the first World Water Day by the United Nations General Assembly.

Governments all over the world were invited to devote the Day as appropriate in their national context and to organise activities such as the promotion of public awareness through the production and broadcasting of documentaries, conferences, seminars, roundtables and expositions related to the conservation and development of water resources.

World Water Day is an opportunity to learn and share about water related issues and to take action to make a difference. Each year, there is a theme that corresponds with a current or future challenge. For 2018, the theme for World Water Day is ‘Nature for Water’. It means exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenge that we face in the 21st century.

The engagement campaign is coordinate by one or several of the UN Water members with a related mandate.