NEW YORK — World Water Day 2015, held Sunday, March 22, will focus on water and sustainable development, UNWater.org.

The United National General Assembly designated the first World Water Day in 1993, said the article. Since then it has concentrated on a different water-related topic every year.

The 2015 theme is “about how water links to all areas we need to consider to create the future we want,” stated the article.

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According to the article, water is essential to development, economic growth and environmental sustainability. It keeps humans healthy and supports a variety of ecosystems.

Several events around the world are taking place throughout the year to raise awareness for water issues.

Click here to read more about World Water Day 2015.