What is World Water Day?
World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, focuses on the importance of freshwater. World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis.
This year the initiative is to focus on groundwater mainly because it is an invisible resource with an impact visible everywhere. Life would not be possible without groundwater. Most arid areas of the world depend entirely on groundwater. Groundwater supplies a large proportion of the water we use for drinking, sanitation, food production and industrial processes. Groundwater feeds springs, rivers, lakes and wetlands, and seeps into oceans.
Water in the Four Corners Region (Podcast)
Created By:We are Water, CIRES Education & Outreach, and Western Water Assessment
World Water Day (United Nations, 2022) https://www.un.org/en/observances/water-day#:~:text=The%20importance%20of%20water,tackle%20the%20global%20water%20crisis.