World Water Day March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.


In 2013, the Congregation of the Sisters of Bon Secours approved a corporate statement on water, calling it “a human right and a common good.” Read the entire statement here:

Or, donate to our Water with Blessings project here: