On World Water Day 2021, the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) in Kuching, Malaysia, hosts the event “Valuing Water”. RCEs are a UNU-initiated and acknowledged network of universities that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals through education. RCEs in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and South Korea are participating in the event.
Prof. Daniel Karthe holds a keynote with the title “Water in the Basin of the World’s Largest Lake: Addressing Challenges through a Resource Nexus Approach”.
Please note that this is an invitation-only event.
World Water Day (WWD) is an annual United Nations observance focusing on the importance of freshwater, coordinated by UN-Water and led by one or more UN-Water Members and Partners with a related mandate. World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. World Water Day’s core focus is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. In 2021, the annual theme, set by UN-Water, is valuing water.
In the run-up to 22 March, people and organisations host World Water Day events and participate in the global public campaign launched on the campaign website and social media. The UN World Water Development Report is released on WWD. It focusses on the campaign’s topic and provides policy recommendations for decision makers.