SDG 6
Friday, March 22, 2024 8:00 am (AST) - 5:00 pm (AST) Location: KAUST

World Water Day 2024

Water for peace

World Water Day is an annual United Nations Observance that has been held on 22 March since 1993 aiming to emphasize the importance of freshwater resources and raise awareness about the staggering number of individuals, approximately 2.2 billion people, who lack access to safe water worldwide.

World Water Day serves as a platform to inspire action and address the urgent global water crisis. A key objective of this event is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6, which focuses on ensuring access to clean water and sanitation for all by the year 2030.

Each year, UN-Water, the UN’s coordination mechanism on water and sanitation, establishes a theme for World Water Day. In 2024, the theme will be “Leveraging Water for Peace,” highlighting the vital role that water plays in promoting peace and stability.

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