World Water Day 2021
World Water Day seeks to focus attention on the global water crisis. On 22 March every year, people and organisations mark World Water Day by taking action to tackle the water crisis.
This year's World Water Day focuses on the theme, 'Valuing Water', looking at the environmental, social, and cultural value people place on water.
Hydropower and water management
Beyond electricity generation, hydropower projects are often used to supply clean water for homes, industry and agriculture, as well as recreation and transportation services.
Hydropower projects can be used to regulate and store water to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events such as floods and drought, which are on the rise due to climate change.
Find out more about hydropower.