March 22nd is World Water Day!!


It’s World Water Day today!!

The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The site started in 2001 as a community space and repository where people can upload their WWD event activities and reports. The theme changes every year for which annual campaign materials can be found at the UN-Water site by clicking on: http://www.worldwaterday.org/ 

Last year’s theme was Water for Cities, which was timely considering the devastation of Japan’s people with the recent earthquake, tsunami, fires and now, impending nuclear disaster.

Here are more links to underscore the importance of clean water supplies on World Water Day:

http://www.waterworld.com/index/display/article-display/8703142010/articles/waterworld/world-regions/africa/2011/03/World_Water_Day_2011__Urgent_need_for_water_and_sanitation_investment.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/georgetown-on-faith/post/on-world-water-day-fighting-the-battle-for-clean-water/2011/03/21/ABZuAmCB_blog.html

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