What is water for you? Is it health, nature, urbanization, industry, energy, food or equality? Water is all these and more. It is sustainability, well-being and growth. This year's World Water Day, celebrated on 22 March, invites us to think about what water means to each of us, and how it contributes to sustainable development.
Several thousand participants are meeting in Sendai, Japan, this week to discuss how to make the world a more resilient place - a place better equipped to prevent disasters and the human and economic losses they incur.