World Water Day to be held in Bac Ninh

Wednesday, 2017-02-15 17:15:50
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NDO – Various national activities in response to World Water Day 2017 (March 22) will be held in Bac Ninh, from March 17 to 22, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

The main activities include a photo exhibition, a scientific conference, art programmes and a meeting celebrating the World Water Day 2017, in addition to other communication activities.

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of raising awareness to the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.

Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. This year’s World Water Day will highlight the theme ‘Waste Water’. Waste water is perceived as a valuable resource in the circular economy and its safe management is an efficient investment in the health of humans and ecosystems. Improving waste water management means making an improvement on all 6 targets of the Sustainable Development Goal on Water.