World Water Day around the world

Join us as we celebrate the 20th UN World Water Day across the globe.


21 Mar 2013 | International

This World Water Day marks 20 years of the UN designated day. At WaterAid, we believe that water is the beginning and we’re celebrating globally.

Over 300,000 people are joining us to Walk for Water and Sanitation at events taking place in the countries where we work worldwide.

We’re asking people to demand political change and demand that governments keep their promises on water and sanitation.

In Australia, hundreds of people are raising awareness and funds by walking for water for five days as part of Walk4Water

Our team in America will be taking part in a Google+ Hangout at At 1:30PM EST / 5:30PM GMT on Friday 22 March. We’ll be talking about the water crisis with representatives from other water charities. Join the discussion

We are launching our Everyone, everywhere report at the UN meeting on water at the Hague. The report calls for universal access to water and sanitation by 2030 and will be launched by President Sirleaf of Liberia. The report will be released by WaterAid teams and offices around the world.

We are also attending a UN Global Advocacy event in New York to discuss the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene in forming ambitious global goals after 2015.

In South Asia, the focus is on sanitation: the other half of the water equation. A regional campaign was launched on 19 March, bringing together civil society organisations working on water and sanitation, health, education and nutrition. The resulting alliance of organisations aims to mobilise one million people to demand their right to sanitation.

Wherever you are, please join us in celebrating the potential of water to change lives and call for action to make access to water a reality for everyone, everywhere!