Over 663 million people around the world live without access to a safe water supply. Over 3 billion people queue or trek for hours a day just to reach a water source, and many are dealing with contaminated water. In Australia, where clean water flows freely from the tap, it’s unthinkable.
22 March is World Water Day and this year’s campaign is themed “Why Waste Water?”
The United Nations General Assembly first designated this day in 1993 with the aim of raising awareness of the global water crisis, invoking action to make a difference, as Australian-owned social enterprise Thankyou has done.