22 March: World Water Day

22 March: World Water Day

World Water Day was established by the United Nations in 1993 to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global water crisis affecting more than two billion people across the world.


The theme for 2024 is Water for Peace, inviting us to consider the importance of the sustainable and shared management of water in preventing conflicts, promoting community welfare and building a solid groundwork for cooperation between nations.

When water is scarce or polluted, or when people have unequal, or no access, tensions can rise between communities and countries. That is already happening in many parts of the world today – so much so that water has been called “blue gold”.

Is there still hope for the sustainable management of water resources? That is the question addressed in “Water, Blue Gold”, in the podcast series Dynamics.

Andrea Montanino, Director of Sector Strategy and Impact and Chief Economist at CDP, and Elisa Palazzi, climatologist and lecturer in climate physics at the University of Turin, explore innovative solutions for tackling the world’s “great thirst”.    

Listen to Dinamics on all the free audio platforms.