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Valuing Water

Water means different things to different people.

This conversation is about what water means to you.

How is water important to your home and family life, your livelihood, your cultural practices, your wellbeing, your local environment?

By recording - and celebrating - all the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone.

Tell us your stories, thoughts and feelings about water.


What does water mean to you

Join The Conversation

  • We want to hear from you!
  • Tell us what water means to you.
  • Share your views on social media.
  • Tag your post with #Water2me.
  • Your voice will help shape the World Water Day 2021 campaign and will inform a report about the importance of water.
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Why are we asking you?

World Water Day, 22 March 2021, is about what water means to people, its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource.

Your voice will help shape the forthcoming World Water Day campaign, leading up to 22 March 2021. And your conversations will inform a report about what water means to people around the world.


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What is being done?

Mwanaisha Husein and Magret Leswila
Mohammed Hammie and Mariam Matundu are radio journalists from Tanzania that hosts a show called Sauti Yangu which means 'My Voice'. In the radio show community members are interviewed and their voices aired through community radios. In the most recent ...
Seventeen-year-old Joyce lives in Rwanda, Africa.
In this BBC series 17-year-olds look at progress on the UN's 17 goals. Seventeen-year-old Joyce lives in Rwanda, Africa. She set out to discover out why some rural communities in her country don't have access to clean water. Joyce heard ...
Juleha, a 37-year-old woman from a coastal town in Indonesia
Access to water and sanitation is a global crisis. It’s also a women’s crisis. The burden of collecting water disproportionately falls to women and girls. Often overlooked is the inextricable linkage between Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG6) and Gender Equality ...

Offline Conversations

You can also share your views by email. Please make sure the subject line says 'World Water Day 2021: #Water2me'. Send to unwater@un.org