World Water Day: European Union and Eastern Partner countries accelerate change for water
March 27, 2023

World Water Day: European Union and Eastern Partner countries accelerate change for water

On 22 March, World Water Day was celebrated around the world. 

To mark the occasion, the UN Water Conference was held in New York, highlighting commitments by countries to tackle water-related issues and setting a clear agenda for the second half of the Water Decade (2018-2028) and beyond. Delegates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine were also present throughout the conference.

In addition, the following series of videos produced with the support of EU4Environment’s Water and Data programme were released in these countries, highlighting how important it is to protect rivers, lakes and all aquatic ecosystems:

The Ukrainian population suffering from the impacts of war has made all of us realise that safe access to drinking water is one of the most crucial human rights. 

The example of Armenian farmers switching to more ecological practices shows that it is possible to grow food by respecting the soils and rivers.

The Khojasan Lake in Azerbaijan reminds us that there is only one health: that of humans, animals and ecosystems together. 

The inhabitants of river basins in Georgia highlight the need to bring local stakeholders into the discussion and make them part of the water policy development, as well as part of its successful implementation. 

The cooperation between the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine on the Prut river basin is necessary to tackle severe water quality problems, a decline in biodiversity and the impacts of climate change, such as increasingly frequent floods and droughts.

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