Celebrating World Water Day March 22

Posted on: Friday, March 21, 2014

World Water Day is observed annually on March 22. First "World Water Day" was declared by the United Nations General Assembly on March 22, 1993.

This event is held as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2014, World Water Day is on "Water and Energy". Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers. Particular attention will be paid to identifying best practices that can make a water- and energy-efficient 'Green Industry' a reality.

For more information please visit UN World Water Day Website