World Water Day: 22 March

End Water Poverty celebrates Water Action Month in March, to help create a loud global, united voice around water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to strengthen awareness around World Water Day on 22 March. World Water Day is an annual celebration established by the United Nations as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of water resources. 

In 1992, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) recommended an international day to celebrate water, and in 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. Each year has a specific theme, highlighting an important aspect of freshwater. In 2016, the theme will explore 'water and jobs', looking at the linkages between sustainable water management and resources and employment. Organisations around the world celebrate the Day to highlight the importance of water for all. 

End Water Poverty members have for many years celebrated activities and actions around World Water Day, but for 2016, they called for a whole month of action to really make some noise about the need for water, sanitation and hygiene for everyone and make sure that no one is left behind! Together we can ensure a better future! 

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All information about World Water Day is available on UN-Water's website