Water for Peace

This year's World Water Day theme is "Leveraging Water for Peace."

Mrach 22nd each year is World Water Day. A day designated by the United Nations (UN) to focus on water and solving water issues. World Water Day 2024 is about uniting around water for peace in local communities and around the world. 

Water can divide people, create conflict, and is often unjustly distributed. But water can also bring together people in ceremony, celebration, holidays, and more.

Key Messages for this World Water Day (from the UN):

  • Water can create peace or spark conflict. When water is scarce or polluted, or when people struggle for access, tensions can rise. By cooperating on water, we can balance everyone’s water needs and help stabilize the world.
  • Prosperity and peace rely on water. As nations manage climate change, mass migration and political unrest, they must put water cooperation at the heart of their plans.
  • Water can lead us out of crisis. We can foster harmony between communities and countries by uniting around the fair and sustainable use of water – from United Nations conventions at the international level, to actions at the local level.

For this World Water Day, Project WET is offering a complimentary lesson and accompanying training to teach about shared water resources with students. Find our award-winning resources below and celebrate with us this World Water Day!

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Training + Lessons

8-4-1, ONE FOR ALL
A Project WET Lesson | Grades 3-12


An upper elementary, middle school, and high school lesson on water use and water users in a community to teach about how we must all work together to share and protect water. 

Download 8-4-1, One for All
Take the Virtual Training (15-20 minutes)
Download Additional Climate Change Obstacles 

WASH: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

wash training


Our WASH education work started in 2007 as part of a project with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to reduce the spread of preventable waterborne diseases in Africa. 

Virtual Training
More WASH Resources

Explore Your Watershed

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Did you know that most adults in America don't know where their water comes from? Have you ever wondered where water goes after you use it? If you're looking for answers to these questions, then check out this brand new resource! We've partnered with Mister Car Wash on a webpage that allows users to explore their watershed, where their water comes from, where it goes, and what challenges their watershed is facing. Just type in your zip code or click a location on the map to learn more.



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Project WET’s interactive website DiscoverWater.org hosts some of Project WET’s most popular activities in a fun digital learning experience. The website is targeted for tweens (children ages 8-12) but has proven fun for learners of all ages! This free tool includes interactive activities, quizzes, Science Notebook pages, printable individual action posters, and resources for teachers. All this and the activities are correlated to Common Core and NGSS standards!


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