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World Water Day, Water, Water Crisis, International World Water Day, United NationsToday is World Water Day, which is celebrated annually on March 22.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.

As we continue to ensure that every person around the world has access to clean drinking water, let’s also be mindful of our carelessness when it comes to illegally dumping pollutants contaminating our waterways and oceans. While there is still a lot of work yet to be done, there is so much that we can do individually to make this effort possible. Check out the reputable clean water organizations who are making strides to help millions of people around the world have access to clean water.

IMO, International Maritime Organization, World Maritime Day

Today we celebrate World Maritime Day. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nations specialized agency, with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping, and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. This global standard-setting authority is designed for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.

World Maritime Day is used to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment, as well as emphasize a particular aspect of IMO’s work. Click here to find out more about IMO and the World Maritime commemoration. Everyone can do their part to protect and help sustain a healthy environment, on land and at sea.

The United Nations Watercourses Convention, Favorite Things for a CAUSE, Water Conservation

Water conservation is not an uncommon subject around the world nowadays. Actually, the conversation has been going on for decades. We understand what it’s like to experience a drought where water is limited for basic usage. We also witness how many non-profit organizations are working to provide clean drinking water to the millions of people who do not have access to it. This is one reason why it is vital to monitor and control the water we waste every day, because as the old adage says: You don’t miss the water til the well runs dry!”

If you never heard of The United Nations Watercourses Convention, let us introduce them to you. The United Nations Watercourses Convention came into force on August 17, 2014. The agreement provides an international framework on fresh water supplies to improve water security, with a focus on global cooperation and conflict resolution. Green charities hail the efforts to improve water security across borders by this new UN Global fresh water management convention.

How are you personally addressing water conservation in your home? The global water crisis is a very real thing and if we don’t quickly do our part to avoid water waste and contamination, the one life source that we need will not be there when we need it. Learn more about the United Nations Watercourses convention by visiting their website http://www.unwatercoursesconvention.org/.