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22.03.2021 Press Release

Today is World Water Day- 22 March 2021: Celebration of World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water

By Community And Family Aid Foundation-Ghana
Today is World Water Day- 22 March 2021: Celebration of World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water
LISTEN MAR 22, 2021

On 22 March every year this day is celebrated and, indeed,2021, World Water Day is a celebration is here with us.

The World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water. The value of water is much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment.

If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. SDG 6 is to ensure water and sanitation for all. Without a comprehensive understanding of water’s true, multidimensional value, we will be unable to safeguard this critical resource for the benefit of everyone.

OUR UN:- Secretary-General's Message On World Water Day

This year’s World Water Day, with the theme “Valuing water”, asks: What does water mean to me?

The value of water is profound and complex. There is no aspect of sustainable development that does not fundamentally rely upon it.

For me, water means protection. A well-managed water cycle – encompassing drinking water, sanitation, hygiene, wastewater, transboundary governance, the environment and more – means a defence against ill-health and indignity and a response to challenges from a changing climate and increasing global demand.

This World Water Day, we want to record and understand as many views as possible, so decision-makers are better informed and equipped to safeguard this human right for every person and every purpose.

Today, we are not on track to ensure everyone has access to water and sanitation by 2030, as set out in Sustainable Development Goal 6. While advances are being made, current progress needs to quadruple to achieve universal access.

Chronic under-investment in water and sanitation disadvantages and harms vast numbers of people. This is unacceptable.

I am encouraged by the joint statement signed by some 160 countries during the UN High-Level meeting on water on 18 March. This shows a strong commitment to advancing all water-related aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals.

On this World Water Day, let us commit to intensifying efforts to truly valuing water so all may have equitable access to this most precious resource.