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World Water Day


22 March, 2011

The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The General Assembly declared 22 March as World Day for Water to promote awareness of the extent to which water resource development contributes to economic productivity and social well-being.

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 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.

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Date 22 March, 2011
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Organizer Division for Sustainable Development [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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