World Water Day
22 March 2013
Theme 2013: Water Cooperation
“One of each three people lives in country with moderate to high water scarce, and it is possible that by 2030 the shortage affects nearly half of the world population, as demand may exceed by 40% to the offer . There is increasing competition between farmers, between industry and agriculture, between town and country, between watersheds ups and downs, and among those living on either side of the borders. Climate change and the needs of the population, which continues to grow and prosper, means that we must work together to protect and manage this fragile and limited resource. ”
Message from the Secretary General in the World Water Day,
22 March 2013
Water cooperation is a foundation for peace and sustainable development. Water cooperation contributes to poverty reduction and equity, creates economic benefits, helps preserve water resources and protect the environment, and builds peace.
To focus attention on this important subject the celebrations for World Water Day on 22 March 2013 will take place around the world with the theme of water cooperation.
This year on World Water Day…
“International Year of Water Cooperation”
In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation (Resolution A/RES/65/154).
The Year is lead by UNESCO because of the Organization’s unique multidisciplinary approach, which blends the natural and social sciences, education, culture and communication.
Given the intrinsic nature of water as a transversal and universal element, the United Nations International Year on Water Cooperation naturally would embrace and touch upon all these aspects. For find more visit website «Water Cooperation 2013»