World Water Day 2022

22 March 2022

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis, in support of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

In 2022, World Water Day is celebrated under the theme Groundwater: Making the invisible visible, and UNESCO is the lead UN agency. A new World Water Development Report provide decision-makers with tools to formulate and implement sustainable water policies. This report is coordinated by UNESCOs World Water Development Programme (WWAP) on behalf of UN-Water.

UNESCO also contributes to the observance of World Water Day within the activities of its Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP), which worlds all year long to build the scientific knowledge base to help countries manage their water resources in a sustainable way.

To support this initiative, the UNESCO Office in Almaty annually organizes a launch of the World Water Development Report to present its main conclusions to the countries of Central Asia. Stay tuned and join this year's celebration of the World Water Day!

On World Water Day 2022, UNESCO is celebrating this essential resource because better protecting and managing groundwater is our collective responsibility, and in our collective interest..

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, on the occasion of World Water Day 2022

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