22 March was World Water Day.

Thank you to everyone for getting behind our #EveryoneEverywhere campaign! With your help, a world where everyone, everywhere has access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030 really is possible.

Safe water transforms lives. In the UK, it's easy to take it for granted: yet 768 million people around the world have no clean water to drink.

Thanks to all your support we reached nearly 10,000 pledges which we took to our special World Water Day event at the House of Lords, where supporters called for action on the global water and sanitation crisis.

Interactive waterfall

In the run up to World Water Day, in London's Canary Wharf, we displayed thousands of WaterAid supporters' names in the UK's first ever interactive waterfall, to raise awareness of the water and sanitation crisis. Our 10-metre by 5-metre flowing wall of water was impossible to miss!

JLS founder Oritsé's name was the first to cascade down the waterfall as he made waves at the launch event.

Watch our film to see the waterfall in action:

Keep following us on our social media channels, where we've been sharing stories from our work and will be updating you on the progress of our #EveryoneEverywhere campaign as it continues.

And if you've not found us on Instagram yet, check out our Instagram takeover with Pakistani photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz >

Why your support matters

Every year the UN designates 22 March as World Water Day. It's a chance for us to think about what safe water means to us. And what it could mean to the millions of people around the world living without it.

Children can avoid deadly diseases when they have safe, clean water to drink and wash their hands with soap; teenage girls can stay in school when there are good sanitation facilities; women can earn a living when they don’t have to waste their days fetching dirty water from distant sources.

We want everyone, everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030. Put simply, a world where everyone has safe water, toilets and handwashing will be healthier, better educated and more productive.

It won’t be easy – it means reaching people in the poorest and hardest-to-reach communities in the world. It means governments putting water, sanitation and hygiene at the heart of new goals to get rid of extreme poverty. And it means the UK Government continuing to make sure aid for water, sanitation and hygiene is effective by investing in the systems and processes that keep facilities working for years to come and influencing others to do the same.

But it can be done, and it must be done, because safe water, sanitation and hygiene have the power to transform the world.

World Water Day highlights

Take a look at some of the fantastic coverage of the day in our Storify: