World Water Day Open Day Exhibition to be held in San Ignacio Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

The World Water Day Planning Committee is hosting an Open Day Exhibition to celebrate World Water Day under the United Nations theme: “Water and Energy”. The theme will be depicted at various booth displays at this year’s venue, the San Ignacio Resort Hotel.

The Official Opening Ceremony will be held on Friday March 21, 2014 at 9:00am; the Open Day Exhibition is scheduled to take place immediately after from 10am to 3pm.

International World Water Day was adopted twenty years ago at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Brazil. The day is held annually as a means of focusing attention on the importance of fresh water and advocating for the sustainable management of fresh water resources. Access to potable water is crucial to public health, agriculture, energy generation and many other parts of our society.

This year’s theme is Water and Energy. The United Nations says that “water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers.”