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World Water Day is an annual United Nations Observance day which focuses on the importance of freshwater. It has been held since 1993. The event is coordinated by UN-Water and led by one or more of its Members and Partners. World Water 2021 will take place on 22 March. This year’s theme is valuing water. 

The aim of World Water Day is to celebrate water but also to raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people in the world that lack access to safe water.[1] A key aspect of World Water day is supporting the objectives of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) which is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. 

[1]     UN-Water, World Water Day 2021 Tool Kit,


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