Groundwater, making the invisible visible.
This 2022, the focus is groundwater, an invisible resource with an impact visible everywhere.

WWD 2019


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.

WWD 2021

Valuing water

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.

World Water Day 2018


World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

WWD 2020

Climate Change

World Water Day 2020 is about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked.
Adapting to the water effects of climate change will protect health and save lives.
Using water more efficiently will reduce greenhouse gases.
We cannot afford to wait. Everyone has a role to play.

WWD 2017


World Water Day 2017 is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.

2004: World Water Day – Water and Disasters 

2003: World Water Day – Water for the Future 

2002: World Water Day – Water for Development 

2001: World Water Day – Water for Health, Taking Charge 

2000: World Water Day – Water for the 21st Century

1999: World Water Day – Everyone lives downstream 

1998: World Water Day – Groundwater, the invisible resource

1997: World Water Day – The World’s Water, Is There Enough?

1996: World Water Day – Water for Thirsty Cities

1995: World Water Day – Women and Water

1994: World Water Day – Caring for Water Resources is Everybody’s Business