Assertion by Secretary Antony J. Blinken
March 22, 2021
World Water Day
Water is a useful useful resource that we depend on for almost the whole lot we do. Dependable entry to water underpins well being, financial alternative, and safety in each nation, and guaranteeing international entry to protected and sufficient water for fundamental wants is now extra essential than ever. Local weather change is already affecting the world’s water sources and threatens water provides for well being care, agriculture, trade, power, fisheries, and ecosystems. In flip, meals and power safety, the economic system, nationwide safety, biodiversity, and human and animal well being are in danger.
America is dedicated to serving to construct a extra water-secure world. We’re working with companions across the globe to strengthen water safety by improved water administration and by restoring and defending wholesome ecosystems to extend resilience to local weather change. Increasing entry to protected ingesting water and sanitation creates extra alternatives for ladies and women to search out jobs and go to high school and helps communities and well being care amenities keep protected from infectious illness threats. On this World Water Day, we acknowledge the significance of defending this important useful resource, and we have a good time these working to make sure protected water for all.