22 March each year is international water is international water day. It is the mean on focusing attention on the importance of fresh water and advocating for sustainable management of fresh water resources. The theme in 2016 is water and jobs.

International Water day tries to remind people about the significance of fresh water and to promote sustainability for fresh water resources’ management. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.

Better Water, Better jobs

Today, almost half of the world's workers - 1.5 billion people - work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery.

Yet the millions of people who work in water are often not recognized or protected by basic labor rights.

The theme in 2016 - water and jobs -show how enough quantity and quality of water can change workers' lives and livelihoods - and even transform societies and economies.

"The fact is that water is work." These words from Guy Ryder, the ILO Director-General and Chair of UN-Water, encapsulate the theme of World Water Day 2016. 

For more information on International water day visit: http://www.unwater.org

 

 

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