We are the solution to the water and sanitation crisis

Pernilla Dahle
Arsene Paultre
Bjanka Korb

The water and sanitation crisis can be solved. We all have our part to play.

People, governments, civil society, private sector, the UN system – this is our moment to take action.

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Getting things done

Let’s talk about you and water. It keeps you alive, flushes away your waste, washes your body and grows your food. But this finite resource is scarce and under threat – affecting every part of our society, from sanitation systems and ecosystems to industry and agriculture. We are way off-track to reach Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) that promises water and sanitation for all by 2030. Commit to fighting the water and sanitation crisis and hit SDG by 2030.


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Share your views!

What does water mean to you? Water means different things to different people.
Tell your stories and opinions about the water in your life. Tag your post with #Water2me and help shape the 2021 #WorldWaterDay campaign!


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Your water footprint
Based on your country of residence and your own consumption pattern, you will have a unique water footprint. Try out the footprint calculator to assess your own water impact.

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Log your actions
Everyone has a role in solving the water and sanitation crisis. By recording and sharing actions we can review progress and use the latest evidence on what works, learn quickly from failure and adapt to changing realities. Record your SDG Acceleration Actions.

One week

Deepen your knowledge
Did you know that eighty per cent of global freshwater flow is in transboundary basins and 40 per cent of the world’s population live in these basins. Learn more about the importance of governing these waters in a cooperative, equitable and sustainable way.

Action gallery

The Lions Club of Seregno AID is organising the fifth edition of the “World Water Day Photo Contest” to draw public attention to the importance of water. This year with a special focus on ‘valuing water’. The competition is open to all lovers of photography and to all supporters of environmental issues. Submissions are accepted until 18 February 2021.

To amplify the voice of regional youth on the topic of “Valuing Water”, the Center for Mediterranean Integration is launching the fifth edition of its Mediterranean youth workshop on Valuing Water. In the run-up to this workshop, the fifth edition of the “Mediterranean Water Heroes” youth contest will offer young water researchers and activists from around the Mediterranean the opportunity to showcase their innovative work on water.

Today, water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and the worsening impacts of climate change. By recording – and celebrating – all the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone. Join the conversation about what water means to you.



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