Each year, on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), its membership of 193 States and Territories, and the worldwide meteorological community, celebrate World Meteorological Day (WMD) around a chosen theme. The Day commemorates the entry into force, on that date in 1950, of the convention creating the WMO.

Today, World Meteorological Organization celebrates its 70th anniversary. The theme for 2020 is ‘Climate and Water’,

which aligns with the theme of World Water Day 2020 - 22 March, focusing on climate change and water. The slogan for WMD 2020 is "Count Every Drop, Every Drop Counts". 

Fresh water is vital for life. On average, a human being cannot survive more than three days without it. Water is essential for the production of our food, virtually all of our goods and services and for the environment.

The world now faces increasing challenges posed by water stress, floods and droughts and lack of access to clean supplies. There is an urgent need to improve forecasting, monitoring and management of water supplies and to tackle the problem of too much, too little or too polluted water.  The slogan for WMD 2020 is "Count Every Drop, Every Drop Counts". 

WMD BannerFor more details, visit https://worldmetday.wmo.int/en/conf