In the United States, and especially in the Midwest, we often taking drinking water for granted. But worldwide over 2.1 billion people are without access to safe drinking water, making daily living challenging.
Each year on March 22 the United Nations recognizes World Water Day as a tool to promote and advocate for safe drinking whatever for EVERYONE by the year 2030.
This year the theme “Water for All” focuses on the impact lack of drinking water has on marginalized groups such as women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others.
Anyone can get involved by starting a conversation, advocating for programs and frameworks that promote safe drinking water, or donating at water.org.
The UN’s 2030 sustainability goals state: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Working together we can ensure no one is left behind.
Here are some groups in Central Indiana working towards these goals: