In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.
World Water Day is about taking action to tackle the world’s water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours in line or traveling to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.
Every day we take for granted that when we turn the faucet we will have clean water for personal and household use. With a little effort, we can reduce our water use and as a community sustain this important resource. As you walk around campus you will see colorful posters encouraging us to conserve our water resources and how the UN’s efforts hope to contribute to better health, food security and well-being.
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, includes a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.
For more information about World Water Day please visit http://www.worldwaterday.org