World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in developing countries.
World Water Day also focuses on advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.
To learn more, visit http://www.worldwaterday.org
The awareness color for Environmental Awareness is Green.