World Water Day: Joint Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
On World Water Day 2021, we celebrate all of the different ways in which water benefits our lives. We resolve to value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone. This year’s theme focuses on the ‘value of water’. Access to drinking water and sanitation are basic human needs and rights, and are fundamental for human dignity. At the same time, water is a shared resource, a critical ecosystem, and its use underpins various sectors of the economy. Together we must give water its true value, safeguarding this most precious of natural resources for everyone. Let’s make every drop count. A joint statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius on the occasion of the World Water Day is available here.