World Water Day 2024

World Water Day, held on 22 March every year, is an annual United Nations Observance focusing on the importance of freshwater, raising awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. The theme of World Water Day 2024 is ‘Water for Peace’.

GWP @ World Water Day

GWP will celebrate World Water Day throughout its Network. Make sure to follow GWP’s regional social media accounts and websites for updates.

At the global level, GWP’s Executive Secretary and CEO, Alan AtKisson will be a panelist at two events on World Water Day. See below for GWP Central America.

Water as a catalyst for cooperative climate action and peace

Water has a ripple effect across many global challenges – from climate change to political unrest. This World Water Day, let's cooperate on water as a catalyst for climate action and peace.

Join the World Meteorological Organization, the Permanent Mission of Slovenia, the Geneva Water Hub, a Centre of Competence on Water for Peace, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on 22 March!

GWP’s Executive Secretary & CEO, Alan AtKisson, will be a panelist.

Together, we will explore the climate-related risks to water availability and security that threaten peace and stability, particularly in transboundary river basins.

📅 22 March 2024
⏳ 10:00 - 11:30 CET
📺 Live stream:

Learn more: Agenda Concept note


Addressing Water for Peace – Water governance in conflict and humanitarian settings

Side event @ UN World Water Day

In its first annual celebration of the inauguration of UNITAR’s Global Water Academy, York University, and partners convene for World Water Day.

Building on this year’s thematic area of ‘Leveraging Water for Peace’, this panel will explore the multilateral and environmental drivers that amplify water insecurity in the face of conflict and disasters, in addition to offering capacity-building solutions to improve water diplomacy, governance, and ultimately safe access to communities ravaged by war and disasters.



GWP’s Executive Secretary & CEO, Alan AtKisson, will be a panelist.

📅 22 March 2024
⏳ 15:00 - 16:30 CET
📍 Building A, Room V, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Lean more: Concept note and Agenda

GWP Central America - World Water Day Celebrations

GWP Central America General Assembly

📅 4 April 2024
⏳ 9-12 GMT -6

UNESCO will be presenting the UN World Water Report, as well as an exchange of experiences among GWP partners. GWP's Executive Secretary and CEO, Alan AtKisson will particpate with a video message.

Regional Conference. IWRM a pathway for prosperity and peace in Central America.

📅 5 April 2024
⏳ 9-12 GMT -6

GWP Central America will be presenting the Central American report and subregional (Central America and Mexico) key messages towards 10th Water World Forum.