World Water Day, 22 March 2019

19 March 2019

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The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no-one behind’. This is an adaptation of the central promise of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which states that as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Sustainable development goal six aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. 

Billions of people in the world still live without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggle to survive. Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.

Safe water is shorthand for a ‘safely managed drinking water service’, water that is accessible on the premises, available when needed, and free from contamination.

Source: World Water Day, March 2019