World Water Day: Facts About the Current State of Water

Today, the world celebrates and raises awareness about its most valuable resource. It’s been 25 years since the United Nations designated March 22 as the day we focus our attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, according to the World Water Day organization, is “Nature for Water”: “Exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century”.

According to the organization’s website, 2.1 billion people today live without safe drinking water at home, which affects their “health, education and livelihoods”.

Here are some additional facts, shared on Twitter, about the current state of water:

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Watch now! The @UN celebration of #WorldWaterDay and the launch of the new Water Action Decade, live from the General Assembly Hall. We must protect, conserve and sustainably manage #EveryDrop. 💧

Watch: https://t.co/zFSMkZhZRg
Learn more: https://t.co/JmkYu9zMlupic.twitter.com/8oQbLgk6Rc

— Global Goals (@GlobalGoalsUN) March 22, 2018

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