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Accelerating Change this World Water Day
UN Graphic for World Water Day. "Be the Change You Wish to See in the World."

Happy World Water Day! Celebrated each year on March 22, World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. It is meant to highlight the importance of water resources around the world and raise awareness about the roughly 2 billion people who do not have access to safe water.

This year’s theme is "Accelerating Change" to highlight the need to improve people’s access to clean and sustainable water supplies and also to proper sanitation. 

Learn more about World Water Day: https://www.worldwaterday.org/

Here at the DRBC, we work every day to manage, protect and improve the Delaware River Basin's water resources through our regulations and programs. 

Basinwide, the DRBC's management programs help provide for the water security for over 13 million people in four states by: improving and protecting water quality; ensuring water availability for all the diverse water users in the Basin; planning and adapting to ensure resiliency and address the challenges of extreme weather, extreme flows and climate change; and addressing water equity for the diverse communities that rely on the waters of the Basin.

Learn more about DRBC Programs: https://www.nj.gov/drbc/programs/

Today and every day, we recognize the value of water, understand its importance to people and wildlife and work to manage, protect and improve the resource so everyone has access to a safe, sustainable and secure water supply.

The sub-theme of this year's World Water Day is "Be the Change You Wish to See in the World." Jacques Cousteau once said, "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one." Let's not do that!

We all can help, whether at home, work or play! Small and simple actions can make a big difference in helping protect & conserve our finite water supplies. Here are some #WaterAction ideas:

💧Turn off the tap

💧 Say no to single-use plastic

💧 Volunteer for a cleanup

💧 Never litter

💧 Never flush meds

💧 Build a rain garden; plant with native plants

💧 Eat in-season & shop as local as possible