Each of us needs to drink 2 to 4 litres of water every day. But it takes 2000 to 5000 litres of water to produce one person’s daily food.
The world is thirsty because of our needs for food. Today, there are over 7 billion people to feed on the planet and this number is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050.
To be able to feed everybody, we first need to secure water, in suffifficient quantity and adequate quality.
International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
The UN Water has prepared an advocacy guide for you to download & read. The aims of this guide are: Learning to help to communicate the purpose of World Water Day 2012, to encourage advocacy and stakeholder action towards improving water and land management and governance and to share information about World Water Day 2012 activities, efforts and events.
The success of World Water Day depends on you.