World Water Day was started by the U.N. in 1993 and has continued an annual observance that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people currently living without proper access to clean and safe water. In recent years, World Water Day has also become a day to advocated towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
This year’s campaign, ‘Groundwater-Making the Invisible visible” will strive to create greater awareness on groundwater’s global role in drinking water, sanitation, agriculture, industry, ecosystems, and climate change adaption.
Forty-seven percent of the United States depend on groundwater for their basic drinking water supply. Understanding the basics of groundwater is important. Learning about and appreciating this valuable resource can guide you to becoming a better steward of groundwater.
To learn more about World Water Day 2022 click here to access the UN World Water Day webpage and follow the hashtag #WorldWaterDay on social media.