World Water Day, Thursday 22 March 2012, draws attention to something most of us take for granted despite its importance -- safe water.
There are still 783 million people worldwide without access to clean drinking water.
This year, World Water Day takes place one month before the 'Sanitation and Water for All' High Level Meeting in Washington DC, where world leaders will discuss what they're going to do to tackle the water and sanitation crisis.
We can put pressure on these leaders to make real commitments to ensure the remaining 783 million people without safe drinking water get it - within our lifetime.
The UN says management of finite water resources is key to feeding the world - water scarcity has been increasing and rates of growth in agricultural production have been slowing. Read more »