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Educate. Empower. Act. The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.
World Water Day is an opportunity to underscore the importance of water education as a solution to pressing water issues. Reaching people around the world with effective water education—especially children and youth—promotes responsible water stewardship now and in the future.”
International observance of World Water Day grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 of each year as World Day for Water by adopting a resolution. This day was to be observed starting in 1993, in conformance with recommendations of the United Nations (from IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, 2009). Prior to each World Water Day, a theme is designated. The 2012 theme is "Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We Are Hungry."
To learn more about World Water Day 2011 and Project WET's activities for that observance, read our Success Story: Worldwide Water: Project WET materials to span the globe on World Water Day.