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Monday is World Water Day

Posted by George J Janczyn on March 21, 2010

“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 United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water by adopting a resolution.This world day for water was to be observed starting in 1993, in conformity with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development contained in chapter 18 (Fresh Water Resources) of Agenda 21.

States were invited to devote the Day to implement the UN recommendations and set up concrete activities as deemed appropriate in the national context.

The Subcommittee welcomes the assistance offered by IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre to contribute to an information network centre in support of the observance of the Day by Governments, as required.” (from the World Water Day website)

Click here for information about San Diego’s Walk for Water observance

Ever-insightful, Emily Green looks askance at such namedays:

“Who in their right mind thought, “Hey, we’re wrecking the world. I’ve got an idea! Let’s name a special day (week, year) … How about we grow up, fire the event organizers and get down to 365 programs that actually work?” (click here for the entire opinion)

 

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