World Water Day One Month Away

February 23, 2007 at 7:52 pm Leave a comment

The countdown is on. There is just one month until World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Coping with Water Scarcity.” According to the official WWD website:

UN-Water has identified coping with water scarcity as part of the strategic issues and priorities requiring joint UN action. The official UN text on this topic: The theme highlights the significance of cooperation and importance of an integrated approach to water resource management of water at international, national and local levels.

Equity and rights, cultural and ethical issues are essential to be addressed when dealing with limited water resources. Imbalances between availability and demand, the degradation of groundwater and surface water quality, intersectoral competition, interregional and international disputes, all centre on the question of how to cope with scarce water resources.

World Water Day has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as March 22 of each year. The initiative began in 1992 as a day to bring awareness to water issues and invite nations to adopt practices recommended by the UN. Events are planned around the world to raise money and awareness in support of water issues.

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