World Water Day: March 22

Did you know:

  • The human body can last weeks without food, but only days without water.
  • Most economic models do not value the essential services provided by freshwater ecosystems.
  • Many antiquated water delivery systems waste more water than they deliver.
  • It takes 10 liters of water to make one sheet of paper and 91 liters to make 500 grams of plastic. 
  • Americans use 7,500 liters of water on average per day—mostly for food production.
  • Every day women across the world spend 200 million hours carrying water.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22nd World Water Day. It’s a day to celebrate water, make a difference for those who are disproportionately impacted by water-related issues, and prepare for how we will manage water in the future.  Highlighting a different issue every year, this year's theme is Water and Sustainable Development.

How to get involved:

Learn more about World Water Day here.