22 March: World Water Day


‘Coping with Water Scarcity’ is the theme for World Water Day 2007 (WWD 07), which will be celebrated on 22 March under the leadership of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This year’s theme highlights the increasing significance of water scarcity worldwide and the need for increased integration and cooperation to ensure sustainable, efficient and equitable management of scarce water resources, both at international and local levels.

States and the general public are invited to devote the Day to implement water-related UN recommendations and set up concrete activities as deemed appropriate in the national context. Those wanting to participate in or organize an event are invited to consult or add information to the calendar of events. The WWD 07 website also provides information on events organized on the day, slideshows, videos and other resources.

About World Day for Water

The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/47/193 of 22 December 1992 by which 22 March 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) contained in Chapter 18 (Fresh Water Resources) of Agenda 21. 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 the recommendations of Agenda 21.