Yesterday, Wednesday 22nd March, was World Water Day. I am a day late in posting but I was away on assignment. The aim of World Water Day is to raise awareness of the 2 billion people worldwide living without access to safe water. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly designated 22nd March 1993 as the first World Water Day. This year it is all about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis.
I have worked alongside a number of charitable organisations around the world, photographing the various projects that they are doing to help sustainable water and sanitation for all by 2030
There is an opportunity for everyone to help at the World Water Day website. Your commitments will be added to the Water Action Agenda, to be launched at the UN 2023 Water Conference – the first event of its kind for nearly 50 years.
This is a once-in-a-generation moment for the world to unite around water.