Discover our initiatives to celebrate the World Water Day


World Water Day is on 22 March every year. It is an annual United Nations Observance, started in 1993, that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people currently living without access to safe water. A core focus of World Water Day is to inspire action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Like last year, the ENI CBC Med Programme is happy to join the celebrations of the World Water Day to highlight the importance of water for societies and ecosystems in the Mediterranean and the urgent need to enhance efforts at all levels to preserve this vital resource for future generations. 

Discover below our planned initiatives. In addition, please do not hesitate to check the 5 water projects that the ENI CBC Med Programme is funding: AQUACYCLE, MEDISS, MEDWAYCAP, MENAWARA, NAWAMED, PROSIM

An event with schools

On 19 of March, the MEDISS, MENAWARA and MEDWAYCAP projects organize an event in the village of Santu Lussurgiu (Sardinia, Italy) that will see primary and secondary school pupils as protagonists in a “journey” through the resource of water to discover its unique value and importance. The event is held in collaboration with the Municipality and the public schools of Santu Lussurgiu, CRENOS (North-South Economic Research Center) of the University of Cagliari, the NRD (Desertification Research Center) of the University of Sassari, and ENAS (Sardinia Water Authority).

The event is organized in loving memory of Professor Giorgio Ghiglieri who passed away last year. Professor Ghiglieri dedicated his career to research and international cooperation projects aimed at the improvement and protection of water resources.

Take our quiz 

On 22 of March, tune in to our Instagram stories to take a special quiz to find out how much you know about water (in the Mediterranean). 

About World Water Day 2022

‘GROUNDWATER - MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE’ is the theme of the World Water Day 2022. Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives. Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater. As climate change gets worse, groundwater will become more and more critical. We need to work together to sustainably manage this precious resource. Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be out of mind.