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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?

In households, schools and workplaces, water can mean health, hygiene, dignity and productivity.

In cultural, religious and spiritual places, water can mean a connection with creation, community and oneself.

In natural spaces, water can mean peace, harmony and preservation.

Today, water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and the worsening impacts of climate change.

Tell us your stories, thoughts and feelings about water.

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

Join the conversation about what water means to you.

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 ...
Divya, in Pillayarkuppam village, India, drinks water from the safe water tap at her house.
Water touches everything, and this pandemic is no exception. Safe water and improved sanitation at home are more than a convenience. The viral nature of this pandemic highlights the critical need for increased investment to accelerate access to safe water ...
What will be left? | Rachele Caretti | Italy | for World Water Day Photo Contest 2020
The Lions Club of Seregno AID is organising the fifth edition of the “World Water Day Photo Contest” to draw public attention to the importance of water. This year with a special focus on ‘valuing water’. The competition is open ...