The day observed annually & Internationally and an opportunity to learn more about water linked issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference.
- The day being observed from 1992 and in 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day Observed.
- The day recommended by United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. The occasion of World Water Day is also used to highlight required improvements for access to WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) facilities in developing countries.
Theme: Water and Jobs
- The theme of this year isWater and Jobs directing on how enough quantity and quality of water can change workers’ lives and livelihoods – and even transform societies and economies.
- Over 1.5 billion people – work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs who work in water are often not recognized or protected by basic labour rights.
Nearly 1.8 billion people will face water scarcity by 2025: UN
Around 8 billion People will face absolute water scarcity by 2025 and an estimated two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water-stressed conditions.
- A board discussion held at the UN headquarters emphasized that conservation forests is an essential way to manage global freshwater resources and to avoid water shortages
- Three-fourths of the fresh water that people use every day comes from forested catchment areas and more than 6 billion people live on the forests for food, water, medicines and fuel.
- Headquarters: New York
- Founded: 1945