Thursday, March 22, 2007

Do you know today is International Water Day?

22 March - World Day for Water 2007: 'Coping with Water Scarcity' is the theme under the leadership of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

About World Day for Water.

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution of 22 December 1992 by which March 22 of each year was declared World Day for Water, to be observed starting in 1993, in conformity with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). States were invited to devote the Day, as appropriate in the national context, to concrete activities such as the promotion of public awareness through the publication and diffusion of documentaries and the organization of conferences, round tables, seminars and expositions related to the conservation and development of water resources and the implementation of specific recommendations.

Where I live in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia, we are experiencing our monsoon season. There is so much water everywhere. It is a reminder to us of how fortunate we are when so many other areas of Australia are living in severe drought conditions. We are also aware of many areas around our world where people are in great need of water.

Sue Bayliss. Cairns, Australia.

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