Happy World Water Day on March 22! More than 70 million people rely on the Mekong River. Climate change threatens the reliability of water supplies, impacting livelihoods and disrupting critical ecosystems. We rely on water for nearly everything we do: to wash our food and hands, clean our homes, bathe, grow crops, and use electricity. Water underpins health, jobs, and security around the globe. The United States enhances water security by increasing access to safe drinking water and sanitation, managing freshwater resources, encouraging shared water cooperation, and strengthening water sector management.
Over 3 billion people do not have access to water for basic hand washing in their home. That’s why @USAID, through its Water for the World programs, provides water & hygiene products & promotes importance of the practice, especially today. You can celebrate World Water Day everyday by saving water. Take shorter showers, turn off the tap when you brush your teeth, check the pipes in your house for leaks, and install low-flush toilets. Learn more at epa.org.