World Water Day is celebrated on March 22 to spread the importance of fresh water and sustainable management of fresh water resources.
Observed on: March 22
Organized by: UN
Introduced in: 1993 (First Observation)
About World Water Day
Every year March 22 is celebrated as World Water Day. The day is observed to spread the importance of fresh water and sustainable management of fresh water resources.
United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 22 as World Water Day through a resolution on 22 December 1992. First celebration was on 22 March 1993.
Activities and Programs on Water Day
There are many activities and programs are conducted on this day to spread the message of importance of fresh water and its management. Every year the celebration is based on a theme related to the current issues.
The programs and events are conducted at different levels by governments, government organizations, non-government organizations, companies, schools, colleges, other educational institutions, etc. to promote the theme as well as focus on critical current issues related to water. Events included in the Water Day includes educational events, different campaigns, musical shows, arts exhibitions, different competitions, discussions, seminars, road shows, etc.
Theme for World Water Day
World Water Day 2021 Theme is “Valuing Water“
World Water Day 2020 Theme was “Water and Climate Change”
Water Day 2019 Theme was “Leaving no one behind”
Water Day 2018 Theme was “Nature-based Solutions for Water“
2017 Theme: Why waste water?
2016 Theme: Better water, better jobs
2015 Theme: Water and Sustainable Development
2014 Theme: Water and Energy
2013 Theme: Water Cooperation
2012 Theme: Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry
2011 Theme: Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge
2010 Theme: Clean Water for a Healthy World
2009 Theme: Trans Waters
2008 Theme: Sanitation
2007 Theme: Coping with Water Scarcity
2006 Theme: Water and Culture
2005 Theme: Water for Life (2005 – 2015)
2004 Theme: Water and Disasters
2003 Theme: Water for Future
2002 Theme: Water for Development
2001 Theme: Water for Health
2000 Theme: Water for the 21st century
1999 Theme: Everyone Lives Downstream
1998 Theme: Groundwater – The Invisible Resource
1997 Theme: The World’s Water: Is there enough?
1996 Theme: Water for Thirsty Cities
1995 Theme: Women and Water
1994 Theme: Caring for our Water Resources is Everybody’s Business
1993 Theme: Water for Cities