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Valuing Water

Water means different things to different people.

This conversation is about what water means to you.

How is water important to your home and family life, your livelihood, your cultural practices, your wellbeing, your local environment?

By recording - and celebrating - all the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone.

Tell us your stories, thoughts and feelings about water.


What does water mean to you

Join The Conversation

  • We want to hear from you!
  • Tell us what water means to you.
  • Share your views on social media.
  • Tag your post with #WorldWaterDay.
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World Water Day, 22 March 2021, is about what water means to people, its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource.

Over the past few months, we have asked people around the world what means to them. Your replies have helped shape the World Water Day campaign.


Download a summary showing key findings from your conversations about what water means to you.


Download communication assets

In different languages and as open files.

What is being done?

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Tracking water to make the most of it
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