Today is World Water Day

March 22nd 2007 – World Water Day

WaterWorld Water Day is an international day of observance and action to draw attention to the plight of the more than 1 billion people world wide that lack access to clean, safe drinking water. Celebrated since 1993, World Water Day was designated in 1992 when the United Nations (UN) General Assembly passed a resolution. With each passing year, the observance has grown larger and stronger.

In many ways though, World Water Day is still a relatively unknown event. Even with the support of the UN and efforts by leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and committed individuals, World Water Day is today at a similar stage as Earth Day was in the early 1970’s – important but relatively unknown.

Links/more reading:

www.worldwaterday.net
www.unesco.org/water/water_celebrations/
www.unwater.org/wwd07/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Day_for_Water

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