The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/47/193 of 22 December 1992 by which 22 March of each year was declared World Day for Water, to be observed starting in 1993, in conformity with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) contained in Chapter 18 (Fresh Water Resources) of Agenda 21. States were invited to devote the Day, as appropriate in the national context, to concrete activities such as the promotion of public awareness through the publication and diffusion of documentaries and the organization of conferences, round tables, seminars and expositions related to the conservation and development of water resources and the implementation of the recommendations of Agenda 21.
The connection between water and jobs is not necessarily an obvious one. This year’s World Water Development Report (WWDR 2016) is dedicated to examining this relationship. It analyses how essential water is – not ‘just’ for life as is so often and rightfully claimed - but for jobs and therefore for economic growth, now and in the future.
The management of the earth’s water resources must be urgently improved concludes the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report. The Report will be launched on 20 March in New Delhi (India).
The main celebrations of World Water Day 2014 will be organized by the United Nations University (UNU) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on behalf of UN-Water on 20-21 March 2014 and will take place at the UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
UNESCO was officially appointed by UN-WATER to lead the preparations for both the International Year and the World Water Day on 22 March 2013 under the theme "Water Cooperation".
World Water Day 2012: Water and Food Security
- World Water Day 2011: Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge
- World Water Day 2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World
- World Water Day 2009: Transboundary Waters
- World Water Day 2008: Sanitation
- World Water Day 2007: Coping with Water Scarcity
- World Water Day 2006: Water and Culture
- World Water Day 2005: Water for Life
- World Water Day 2004: Water and Disasters
- World Water Day 2003: Water for Future
- World Water Day 2002: Water for Development
- World Water Day 2001: Water for Health
- World Water Day 2000: Water for the Twenty-first Century