World Water Day, celebrated each year on March 22nd, since 1993, celebrates water and raises awareness of the ongoing global water crisis. The theme this year is Valuing Water. Much more than just price, water has huge value for households, food, culture, health, education, and the environment (UN Water 2021).
This year to celebrate World Water Day, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has compiled some of its favourite quotes from interviewees about their relation to, and love for water. Over the years, on the Space4Water Portal, interviews have been conducted with distinguished researchers, other professionals and young professionals working within or having a passion for space technologies and/or water resource management. The following quotes are taken from these interviews, which we have provided links to, so that you may read them in full and be inspired by their work.
How do you personally and professionally relate to water?
When asked “How do you personally and professionally relate to water”, our professionals and young professionals have had profound stories to tell. From their upbringing in water stressed regions or their educational background, to a deep love for nature or their life’s work in the sector, their stories inspire a respect for water and remind us of the importance that water plays in all of our lives.