World Water Day: Water and Sustainable Development

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World Water Day: Water and Sustainable Development
Sunday, March 22
see website for local events
http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday

International World Water Day is held annually on  March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating March 22, 1993 as the first World Water Day.

In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is Water and Sustainable Development. It’s about how water links to all areas we need to consider to create the future we want.  Each year, UN-Water provides resources to inspire celebrations for World Water Day.