Water and Climate Change

Plants, animals, and humans need water to survive. Extreme weather events make water more scarce, more unpredictable, and more polluted. It will take all of us to make a difference. Individuals can modify their own  carbon footprint. Governments can ensure equitable climate policy. Together we can raise awareness.

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.

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

This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis and addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.

As part of the Clean Water Here global initiative, dignitaries, celebrities and the public will lend their own social media voices to help address the global water crisis.