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Coming out of the conference, The United Nations designated March 22nd of each year as World Day for Water to hopefully come to a resolution through awareness. Each year World Water Day has a different, very important theme. The focus this year will be on transboundary waters: sharing water, sharing opportunities.
Each year the observance has grown larger and stronger. But in many ways World Water Day is still a relatively unknown event to the general public. Even with the support of the UN and efforts by leading NGOs and committed individuals, World Water Day is today at a similar stage as Earth Day was in the early 1970’s – important, but relatively unknown.
There are so many ways you can help bring this day to the forefront of the world’s attention! By donating your time and money. You can join a Water Walk with WaterAid, attend one of the planned UN-sponsored events, or attend one of UNICEF’s sponsored Tap Project restaurants in your city and pay $1 for tap water that you would normally get for free. Every dollar raised through the Tap Project supports UNICEF water, sanitation and hygiene programs.
More information is available on the official UN World Water Day website.