World Water Day is a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world every year, shining the spotlight on a different issue.
The theme for 2016 is ‘Better Water, Better Jobs” highlighting the power of water and jobs can transform people’s lives.
Better Water, Better Jobs
Almost half of the world's workers - 1.5 billion people - work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery. Yet the millions of people who work in water are often not recognized or protected by basic labor rights. The World Water Day theme in 2016 - Water and Jobs - is focusing on how enough quantity and quality of water can change workers' lives and livelihoods - and even transform societies and economies.
Visit the World Water Day website and browse their resources. You’ll find tools, information on events, promotional material and more making it easy for you to get involved with this year’s World Water Day in a variety of ways to help support and promote the basic element of life.