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Water For Cities: World Water Day, March 22

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 15th, 2011

22 March , 2011

International 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.  Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.

World Water Day 2011:

This is the first time in human history that most of the world’s population live in cities: 3.3 billion people …and the urban landscape continues to grow. 38% of the growth is represented by expanding slums, while the city populations are increasing faster than city infrastructure can adapt. The objective of World Water Day 2011 is to focus international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialization and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems. This year’s theme, Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge, aims to spotlight and encourage governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to actively engage in addressing the defy of urban water management.

Visit the website to learn more or register an event  http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/index.html or check out their photostream on Flickr.

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