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World Water Day
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners. This year’s theme is waste water. For PUM, water and waste water treatment especially are important areas where we very much want to share knowledge and expertise. Since 2015 we collaborate on a project in Kosovo. Read PUM expert Klaas Visscher’s story and watch the video.