World Water Day also gives us time to reflect on how climate change is affecting water supplies on our planet. How floods, droughts, and pollution are all linked to how we use water.
As climate change continues at a rapid rate, more people will struggle with water scarcity. If global warming became limited to only 1.5 degrees Celsius above where it was pre-industrial, climate induced water stress could be cut by over 50 percent.
For nearly two decades the day has been about highlighting the importance of freshwater. However the lessons we learn on March 22nd must carry with us to every other day of the year.