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World Water Day 2020

  • Sunday, March 22, 2020

Worlds Water Day is celebrated every year on 22nd March globally. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to create awareness among people about the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The theme of 2020 ‘World Water Day’ is ‘Nature and Climate Change’. This year theme explores how water and climate change are inextricably linked.

In 2015, United Nations adopted 2030 agenda; in which all countries and stakeholders set out an ambitious agenda envisaging a world free of poverty, hunger and disease. A world where all life can thrive and where no one is left behind.

At this time, humans are trapped among immense global challenges – poverty, inequalities, natural disasters, humanitarian crises and forced displacement – the 2019 edition of World Water Day looks at why people have been left behind and how access to water and sanitation and sustainable water management can be drivers of change.

Water for all implies that also elderly, disabled, marginalized and poor people get access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation, as is meant with universal access in Sustainable Development Goals #6.1 and 6.2.