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World Water Day 2016: Water and Jobs

World Water Day 2016: Water and Jobs
Tuesday, March 22|
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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.

Today, almost half of the world's workers - 1.5 billion people - work in water-related sectors, and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery. Yet the millions of people who work in water are often not recognized or protected by basic labour rights. The theme in 2016 -
Water and Jobs - is focusing on how enough quantity and quality of water can change workers' lives and livelihoods - and even transform societies and economies.

Earlier Event: March 21
Equinox Healing Field
Later Event: March 22
Tarot de Corazonada