Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS -

World Water Day is held an­nu­ally on 22 March 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 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Each year, World Water Day high­lights a spe­cific as­pect of fresh­wa­ter. In 2013, in re­flec­tion of the In­ter­na­tional Year of Water Co­op­er­a­tion, World Water Day is also ded­i­cated to the theme of co­op­er­a­tion around water and is co­or­di­nated by UNESCO in col­lab­o­ra­tion with UNECE and UNDESA on be­half of UN-Water. For more in­for­ma­tion and to know how you can par­tic­i­pate, visit www.un­wa­ter.org

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