World Water Day – March 22nd

Water affects every aspect of our lives, yet nearly one billion people around the world don’t have clean drinking water, and 2.6 billion still lack basic sanitation. World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22, was established by the United Nations in 1992 and focuses attention on the world’s water crisis, as well as the solutions to address it.

This year, a collaborative of US-based organizations have joined to raise awareness and call for stronger commitments from governments, the private sector, and US citizens for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) initiatives in low-income countries.

By deploying the solutions that already exist, we can save the lives of thousands of children each day, advance education and employment – especially among women and girls – and fuel economic growth around the world.

Learn more about the events planned in Washington DC and around the country for World Water Day 2010 and find out how you can take action to help make clean water and sanitation a reality for people around the globe.

Monday, March 22, 2010
World Water Day: Americans Doing Our Part
Attend a session co-hosted by Water Advocates and the National Geographic Society highlighting new commitments in water and sanitation by the US government, philanthropic foundations, corporations, NGOs, civic organizations, faith-based organizations, universities and others.
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Monday, March 22, 2010
Paths Forward for Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Join us for four expert roundtable discussions, each of which will focus on a key challenge facing the water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Health Impact in Developing Countries
Learn what global health organizations and corporate leaders are doing to impact health in developing countries through water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs. During a lunchtime briefing experts will discuss critical issues related to WASH and its impacts on people’s health.
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