Thank God for Sister Water
“Let us thank God for “sister water”, such a simple and precious element, and let us strive to make it accessible to all.” Pope Francis
World Water Day is an annual UN observance day on 22 March that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, and goes hand-in-hand with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6.
SDG 6 is crystal clear: 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.
Today, water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and the worsening impacts of climate change. As societies balance the demands on water resources, many people’s interests are not being taken into account.
The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. SDG 6 is to ensure water and sanitation for all. Without a comprehensive understanding of water’s true, multidimensional value, we will be unable to safeguard this critical resource for the benefit of everyone.
Hand hygiene is essential to containing the spread of COVID-19, as well as other infectious diseases. If you have access to soap and water, follow the steps and join the #SafeHands campaign. For your community and for you. On this World Water Day, and any other day, remember to wash your hands regularly with water and soap or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
This #WorldWaterDay, let’s show our best hand hygiene moments to fight #COVID19.
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