World Water Day

Category: International news, Regions

Last updated: April 23rd, 2021

The 22nd of March is World Water Day, a chance to raise awareness of the importance of water for humans and wildlife.  This year’s theme is Nature for Water, focussing on Nature Based Solutions (NBS), including SuDs (sustainable drainage systems), treatment wetlands, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, farm wetlands and catchment management approaches.  Many of these NBS are approaches that are actively used at wetland centres, and show people that wetlands are good for humans as well as wildlife.  Given that globally 2.1 billion people don’t have access to safe drinking water, 1.2 billion are at risk of floods, and 80% of human wastewater is discharged into the environment untreated, these low-tech, sustainable and multi-benefit approaches are becoming more and more important.  See the World Water Day website for more information.