World Water Day is an international opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit) where an international observance for water was recommended in Agenda 21. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. It has been held annually since then.
Today, almost half of the world's workers - 1.5 billion people - work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery. Yet the millions of people who work in water are often not recognized or protected by basic labour rights.
The theme in 2016 — Water and Jobs — focuses on how quantity and quality of water can change workers' lives and livelihoods - and even transform societies and economies.
View March 9, 2016 Huffington Post article
View March 5, 2016 Straits Times article
View March 3, 2016 Global News article
View The Council of Canadians World Water Day page
Visit UN World Water Day 2016 website