What is World Water Day?
On 22 March every year, World Water Day raises awareness on the importance of water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water.
The UN develops a report (called the UN World Water Development Report) that sets the theme for a range of key events and campaigning activities throughout the year. The findings of the report are used to make recommendations to policymakers.
What are the themes?
This year’s report is called ‘Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible’.
Where to find out more?
Further details on World Water Day and how to take action can be found here: www.worldwaterday.org
The UN report, along with historical World Water Day reports, can be found in here. There is a shortened executive summary and a facts and figures document: www.unwater.org/publication_categories/world-water-development-report
Borrowed Time will be providing further analysis and content on global water trends.