WORLD WATER DAY 2016: BETTER WATER, BETTER JOBS
(Media Release on the 22nd March 2016)
In observance of World Water Day, the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean have joined together to highlight aspects of this year's theme – Better Water, Better Jobs.
The ILO Director-General and Chair of UN-Water in 2016, Mr Guy Ryder, states that the availability and sustainable management of water has a clear and direct link to the creation of quality jobs. About half of the world’s labour force work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those who ensure its safe delivery. The quality and quantity of water has a direct impact on workers’ lives and health.