Grabbing water


Message from the Director-General

Mensaje de la Sra. Audrey Azoulay, Directora General de UNESCO, en ocasión del Día Mundial del Agua, 22 de marzo de 2021
Audrey Azoulay - Director General of UNESCO

Water cost and price are not synonymous with its value

The United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR) 2021 on Valuing Water shows that water has different values to everyone and that only by recognizing the multiple values of water, we can ensure equity in water resources management.

The inability to recognize the value of water is the main cause of water waste and misuse.


Simona Gallese
Communications Assistant

UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)
Programme Office on Global Water Assessment
Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO