World Water Day 2017
The World Water Day, celebrated on 22 March annually since 1993, aims to bring attention to the importance of freshwater and advocate the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The Sustainable Development Goals include a dedicated Water Goal making water a key element of the 2030 Development Agenda.
This year’s World Water Day theme focuses on wastewater as an untapped resource and the campaign, “Why waste water?” is about reducing and reusing wastewater.
Along with other UN-Water members, FAO is actively promoting the importance of safe use of wastewater, in particular in agriculture.