Tuesday, March 22, is World Water Day. On this day we remember that about 2 billion people worldwide lack access to safe water. Lack of access to clean water drives poor health, conflict, and other social problems. It is also a result of increasing environmental exploitation and degradation.
Here are some resources to help you mark World Water Day 2022:
- Explore the official UN website for World Water Day 2022.
- Read about Pope Francis’ recent speech in honor of World Water Day on the connections between clean water access, violent conflict, and building peace.
- Join a webinar today, March 22, at 3 p.m. ET from the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center: “Indigenous Water Protectors: A Tribute to World Water Day.”
- Watch a film on Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres tonight, March 22, at 7 p.m. ET as part of a World Water Day virtual film festival from World Beyond War. Tickets are priced on a sliding scale, starting at $5.
- Read this article on the recent, historic victory of the “Guapinol 8,” a group of Honduran water defenders, from our latest issue of NewsNotes.