World Water Day at Birmingham


World Water Day is on 22 March every year, with a sole aim of focusing on the importance of water.

Water is a major research theme at the University of Birmingham and that is why the UNESCO Chair in Water Sciences, Birmingham Water Council and the Institute for Global Innovation welcome you to celebrate World Water Day annually at the University. 

Wherever you are and whatever you do on March 22, make it about water. 


Why is World Water Day important?

Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.

This World Water Day, 22 March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.


World Water Day at Birmingham: Video


Royal Geographical Society podcast: World Water Day 2019

In this podcast The Royal Geographical Society interviews Professor David Hannah, UNESCO Chair of Water Science.  The podcast explores the hydrological cycle and big challenges related to the sustainable management of challenges associated with water insecurity.

Find out more about water research at Birmingham