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World Water Day is intended to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The first World Water Day was held March 22, 1993. Each year, a specific aspect of freshwater is highlighted, and in 2009 it’s: “Shared Water – Shared Opportunities,” focusing on transboundary waters.

More Information: http://www.unwater.org/