Latest news | News Archive

22 March is World Water Day

Saturday, March 21 , 2020 1136


22 March is World Water Day. This year, the topic of World Water Day is water and climate change – and how they are inextricably linked.

The three key messages are:

  • We cannot afford to wait. Climate policy makers must put water at the heart of action plans.
  • Water can help fight climate change. There are sustainable, affordable and scalable water and sanitation solutions.
  • Everyone has a role to play. In our daily lives, there are surprisingly easy steps we can all take to address climate change.

UNECE, together with WMO and UNESCO in the framework of UN-Water is co-coordinating the preparations for the day. For more information see:


The World Water Day gives a great opportunity to raise the importance to water and this year, to showcase the central role of water for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Usually the World Water Day is a time to meet face-to-face; however, in 2020 it will be celebrated during the current outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. Therefore, we encourage you to organize activities in a safe way, in line with WHO’s guidance and national authorities’ instructions, for example through online activities. 


The UN-Water Policy Brief on Climate Change and Water can serve as a good background (available at


There is a special link between Water and Forest and foresters provide citizens everywhere in the world pure water.

Please, as foresters, we have to underline this link and the interaction between water and forest..


The UEF Presidency

Related documents:

Previous | Next


A new UEF position paper about the new EU forest strategy
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 119
The Union of European Foresters adopted a new position paper: " European forestry needs a strong new EU forest strategy to fight Climate Change and support the Green deal successfully".p ...

The UEF Presidency Letter n°31 Special issue is now available!
Sunday, February 21, 2021 322
The UEF Presidency is happy to invite you to download and read the new Presidency letter n°31, February 2021. style="margin-left:0px; margin-right: ...

A new FAO publication about forest-related disasters
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1037
 FAO in Rome published in January 2021 a new study on forest-related disasters that will help contribute to the development of effective responses for future incidents.   h ...

Interesting ultimate guide to help prevent deforestation in the world
Monday, January 25, 2021 413
One of the readers of our website sent us an E-mail, asking kindly for a publication on our UEF website of a really interesting document about deforestation in the world.   The author of this document: t ...

New online public consultation from the European Union Commission
Thursday, January 14, 2021 662
The European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of three important and inter-connected EU biodiversity policy initiatives:   1. Development of legally binding ...