Water for all

Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right

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Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right

What is World Water Day?

Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.

Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.

This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.

Learn

Get familiar with the issues – why are people being left behind without safe water and what can be done to reach them?

Explore this year’s theme and browse our collection of stories to find out more.

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The role of water in conflicts around the world

Without water, children cannot survive. When forced to rely on unsafe or contaminated water, they are at risk of deadly diseases.

World Water Summit hosted in Geneva

The 1st World Water Summit on “Leaving No One Behind,” was hosted in Geneva on 7-8 February, 2019.

The Lake Baikal expedition

Known as the "source of the earth", the Lake Baikal in Siberia is one of the largest freshwater reservoirs in the world. The lake is also the location for the Swiss extreme athlete Ernst Bromeis next project. Ernst Bromeis currently plans an expedition here, to raise...

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Engage your friends and contacts with information and stories about the reality of the water crisis and how it affects every aspect of society.

Use our resources to start a conversation and inspire action.

Act

Gather people together to share ideas and make them grow. Hold or attend an event to make personal connections that could help people living without safe water.

Use our map to see where a World Water Day event is taking place near you and find out how you could hold an event yourself.

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