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World Water Day observed Worldwide, Main Event Held in Rome

World Current Affairs 2012. International World Water Day is observed annually on 22 March with an objective to focus attention on the importance of freshwater

Mar 22, 2012 17:16 IST
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22 March 2012: World Water Day

International World Water Day is observed annually on 22 March with an objective to focus attention on the importance of freshwater as well as to advocate sustainable management of freshwater resources.

In 2012, the International World Water Day was observed with the theme The World is Thirsty because we are Hungry.

The main World Water Day (WWD) 2012 event was hosted in Rome on 22 March by the Government of Italy, in association with UN-Water, United Nations Secretary General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).