World Water Day 2019
We as a country, do agree that water is vital for survival and, alongside sanitation, helps protect public and environmental health. And that, water is a human right; and nobody should be denied access. Since this year commemoration of the World Water Day is about upholding this right for all, which is themed “leaving no one behind”, the National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Commission (NWASHC) of Liberia is joined by international partners (WHO, UNICEF, WaterAid, and Oxfam), government agencies, civil societies organization, student groupings, and community leaders, to ensure that day is celebrated differently, this time. It is a fact that today, 2.1 billion people live without safe water due to factors such as economic status, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, and age, to which Liberia contributes a significant number. It is definitely true that there are growing demands, coupled with poor management, limited infrastructures for service delivery, have increased water stress in many parts of the world. Climate change is adding dramatically to the pressure. By 2030, an estimated 700 million people worldwide could be displaced by intense water scarcity; in Liberia, how are we working to protect our freshwater resource? The WASH Commission of the Republic of joins other world leaders, to encourage cooperation to tackle the global water crisis and strengthen our resilience to the effects of climate change to ensure access to water for all, especially for the most vulnerable. These are vital steps towards a more peaceful and prosperous future, of our one world. We, the WASH Commission, call upon all government ministries and agencies, CSOs, CBOs and community dwellers, to value water resources and ensure their inclusive management if we are to protect and use this vital resource sustainably for the benefit of us all, including our future generations. “Water is Life, but Quality Water is healthy Life”
Event info
Start date: March 18, 2019
End date: March 22, 2019
Organization: National Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Commission (NWASHC) of Liberia
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