22 March World Water Day
World Water Day 2023 aims to accelerate change to solve the water and sanitation crisis.
The dysfunction of the water cycle undermines progress on all major global issues, from health, hunger, gender equality, access to employment, education, industry, disasters and peace.
In 2015, the international community committed to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 in the 2030 Agenda, namely that everyone should have access to safe water and sanitation by 2030.
However, we are far from achieving this. Water is everyone’s business, so we need everyone’s help.
The celebration of World Water Day 2023 coincides with the start of the United Nations Water Conference 2023 (22-24 March, New York).
Take part in this Day
The global ‘Be the Change’ campaign encourages people to take action on a daily basis to change the way they use, consume and manage water. These pledges made by individuals and communities will contribute to the water agenda, alongside larger commitments made by governments, businesses, organisations, institutions and coalitions.