World Water Day

  •  Today, 1 in 3 people, i.e. 2,2 billions human beings, live without safe drinking water.
  • By 2050, up to 5.7 billion people could be living in areas where water is scarce for at least one month a year.

These are some of the data transmitted by the United Nations revealing the extent of the problem around drinking water.

This year’s World Water Day focuses on the importance of taking action to address the global water crisis. The main focus is on groundwater, an invisible resource that has a visible impact on the world, the UN says.

Life would not be possible without groundwater. Most arid areas of the world depend entirely on groundwater. Groundwater supplies a large proportion of the water we use for drinking, sanitation, food production and industrial processes”, we read on the United Nations website.

The latter offers many resources and documents on the global issue and offers global water data by country on the portal here. There is also information and stories about groundwater and many things to share.

Let us recall in conclusion that we are in the midst of the International Decade for Action on “Water for Sustainable Development” while the SNJM adopted a Corporate Stand on water in 2004.