Leaving no one behind - How will you be celebrating World Water Day in 2019?

10 months ago

This year’s theme for World Water Day (March 22), ‘Leaving no one behind’, adapts the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.

But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.

Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right.

Together with access to sanitation, safe water underpins public health and is therefore critical to sustainable development and a stable and prosperous world.

We cannot move forward as a global society while so many people are living without safe water.

How will you be celebrating World Water Day this year to help tackle the water crisis? Share your events and ideas below! More information can be found here

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  • Admin Commented Janine Higgins over 1 year ago
    World Water Day YEG 2019! Join us for an exciting evening to meet and network with inspired water collaborators, learn about local water initiatives in the province of Alberta, and listen to forward-thinking solutions on freshwater issues. Water is essential for life, and is the single most important resource on the planet. World Water Day YEG will feature: Keynote Speaker, Engaging Talks, and Q & A with Water Experts in Alberta. The event will be held at the Shaw Theatre on the NAIT Campus in Edmonton and will feature a variety of speakers who bring diverse perspectives to this year's theme: Leave No One Behind (Human Rights and Refugees). Register here (Free!) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/world-water-day-yeg-2019-tickets-53506311819