World Water Day

World Water Day is observed every March 22 to raise awareness about the vital importance of water to everything from public health to economic development and gender equality. The theme for the 2018 celebration – Nature for Water – emphasizes how can we interact more sustainably with the natural environments around us to become more effective stewards of water, the world’s most vital resource? USAID recognizes that environmentally responsible water resources management serves a key role in improving everything from economic development prospects and human health outcomes to resilience in the face of intensified cycles of flood and drought.

USAID Response:

USAID’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) assistance helps partner countries prevent disease; advance opportunities for women and girls; and helps fragile states deliver basic services to their people. To that end, USAID—along with more than 16 other U.S. Government agencies — declared in the recently released U.S. Government Global Water Strategy that preservation of the planet’s natural environments is a key component to making sustainable improvements to water supply and human health.

Celebrate Global Progress Using #WorldWaterDay

Please show your support for a more water secure world by posting on social media using the hashtag #WorldWaterDay.

Follow the latest news and updates about World Water Day 2018 on and @USAIDWater and check out relevant USAID stories on Global Waters on Medium.

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Last updated: March 19, 2018

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