World Water Day 2015

Water is the substance of life, but yet there are millions of people worldwide that lack basic access to fresh water and sanitation.

Each year World Water Day (held on the 22nd March) aims to help spread awareness around the growing need for action in the countries and communities that need it most, and is a chance for people to get involved and make a big difference.

In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is ‘Water and Sustainable Development‘. It’s about how water links to all areas we need to consider to create the future we want.  -

Find out more at: http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday

Some interesting facts and things to know as compiled by Water.org:

1. The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), and the #8 global risk based on likelihood (likelihood of occurring within 10 years) as announced by the World Economic Forum, January 2015.

2. 82% of those who lack access to improved water live in rural areas, while just 18% live in urban areas.

3. There are more people who have a mobile phone than access to a toilet.

4. The amount of safe water could drop by 40 percent in 15 years if people do not change the way they use water.