Access to drinking water and sanitation are basic human needs and rights, and are fundamental for human dignity, EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius said in a joint statement on March 22, adding that water is a shared resource, a critical ecosystem, and its use underpins various sectors of the economy.

“On World Water Day 2021, we celebrate all of the different ways in which water benefits our lives. We resolve to value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone,” they said.

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