Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Today is World Water Day (UN)!

Who created World Water Day and why does the world celebrate it from year to year?

 Well, the United Nations can answer that question for you...

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.

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.

Over the next few weeks and months, I will be writing predominantly about the topic of water, what people around the world are doing with water, and the undeniable crisis that surrounds it. Water holds a special interest in my heart, so I look forward to sharing with you my take on all water-related the tidbits, research articles, reports, photos, videos, journals, documentaries that I find on the internet and around the world!

So, to kick off this waterthon, let me start by asking you the following two questions:

What does water mean to you?

What do you think water means to 
these children?
Photograph by Jonathan Hodgson, My Shot

Ask yourself, and answer to yourself! Or better yet, answer to the world! Share your thoughts with your friends, with your family! And feel free to share your thoughts in the comments box. Maybe we can start a discussion! 

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