Water can bring us together or divide us. This World Water Day (WWD), the UN is calling for collective action to balance the needs of all, ensuring no one is left behind and making water a force for unity and peace.

When we cooperate on water, we create a positive ripple effect –fostering harmony, generating prosperity and building resilience to shared challenges.

We must act upon the realization that water is not only a resource to be used and competed over – it is a human right, intrinsic to every aspect of life.

The 2024 WWD, we all need to unite around water and use water for peace, laying the foundations of a more stable and prosperous tomorrow.

  • Water can create peace or spark conflict. When water is scarce or polluted, or when people struggle for access, tensions can rise. By cooperating on water, we can balance everyone’s water needs and help stabilize the world.
  • Prosperity and peace rely on water. As nations manage climate change, mass migration and political unrest, they must put water cooperation at the heart of their plans.
  • Water can lead us out of crisis. We can foster harmony between communities and countries by uniting around the fair and sustainable use of water – from United Nations conventions at the international level, to actions at the local level.

Be part of the global campaign on ‘Water for Peace’. We need everyone – from individuals and families to companies and governments –to do what they can to cooperate on water and pave the way for a more harmonious society.

To know more and undertake action consider the following: 


Check the MEdIES resources related to water highlighting through various aspects and activities the common background of water topics and challenges, particularly for the Mediterranean region!



The  common Mediterranean water heritage and its potential to promote a new water cuture and peace,  HYDRIA highlights the connection between the past knowledge and present technology related to sustainable water management in the context of the current/future needs aiming to promote a new water culture aligned with the natural resources and heritage.  HYDRIA is a member of the World Network of Water Museums.

Rainwater harvesting culture in the Mediterranean

The Cisterns and Wells traditional practice for harvesting rainwater focused material of ALTER AQUA (in 3 languages) 

Water in the Mediterranean