22 March 2009

World Water Day 2009

The 22nd of March is World Water Day. An international event to draw attention to the importance of freshwater and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

In 2009, the theme of World Water Day is Transboundry Water. The lakes, rivers and underground aquifers that cross borders and link us together.

With every country seeking to satisfy its water needs from limited water resources, some foresee a future filled with conflict. But history shows that cooperation, not conflict, is the most common response to transboundary water management issues.

Over the last 60 years there have been more than 200 international water agreements and only 37 cases of reported violence between states over water. We need to continue to nurture the opportunities for cooperation that transboundary water management can provide.

So what's the big deal about fresh water?

Spread the word about World Water Day and the Global Water Crisis! You CAN make a difference!

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