On December 22, 1992 the United Nations passed a resolution making March 22 the World Water Day. This day is to bring attention to the lack of clean potable water throughout the world. According to Water Partners International 200 million hours are walked each day for people to find usable water. Of course this does not affect the people who are reading this as they are most likely able to just walk to the kitchen and get a glass.
Along with today being World Water Day the UN has also declared 2005 to 2015 as International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”.