Why is World Water Week Celebrated?
World Water Week is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of water and to promote sustainable water management; hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute and is a non-profit organization.
It is a place to discuss the challenges and solutions to water-related problems worldwide and typically hosts a weeklong event full of activities, conferences and workshops.
What is the Importance of World Water Week?
World Water Week is significant as it allows stakeholders from all sectors to come together to discuss the challenges and solutions to water-related problems.
With the data gathered from Sustainable Development Goal - the week can promote new incentives on new water policies and strategies while tackling climate change, biodiversity loss, and poverty.
Here are two examples of how World Water Week has made a difference in the past:
In 2000, it led to the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals, which oversaw the successful achievement of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water by 2015.
2015 saw the development of the Sustainable Development Goals, which included a target of providing sanitation and safe drinking water for millions by 2030. This demanding target is still ongoing; however, the efforts being made will continue to play a role in its achievement.
What is the Thematic Scope of World Water Week?
World Water Week 2023 will focus on the urgent geopolitical challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, hunger, inequality, and insecurity. This will involve close collaboration with international processes and alignment with all Sustainable Development Goals while incorporating the latest scientific knowledge and best practices worldwide.