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World Water Day is observed on 22 March since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared 22 March as World Day for Water. This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UN and its member nations devote this day to implementing UN recommendations and promoting concrete activities within their countries regarding the world's water resources. Since the inception of UN-Water in 2003, UN-Water has been responsible for selecting the theme, messages and lead UN agency for the World Day for Water.

ICID National Committees (NC) celebrates WWD by hosting technical events and dissemination of knowledge.


World Water Day 2013
World Water Day_2013

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. International World Water Day, held annually on 22 March, this year is being organized with the theme of “Water Cooperation”. The objective of this International Year is to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing water management in light of the increase in demand for water access, allocation and services. The Year will highlight the history of successful water cooperation initiatives, as well as identify burning issues on water education, water diplomacy, transboundary water management, financing cooperation etc. For more information, please visit at <http://www.unwater.org/watercooperation2013/>

All National Committee are requested to send a summary of how they celebrated the World Water Day along with high resolution photographs. The feedback will be given due coverage in subsequent News Update and Annual Report of ICID.




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