World Water Day 2016

18 Mar 2016
World Water Day 2016

22nd March is International World Water Day. World Water Day was officially established in 1993 to help raise awareness of our freshwater resources throughout the world.

The theme for this year’s event is “Water and Jobs”. The theme is intended to highlight how both water and jobs have the power to transform lives. Currently, it is estimated that 1.5 billion people work in water related jobs and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery. Water is key to our survival. World Water Day is an opportunity to become more informed about one of our most precious natural resources.

Here at the GEMS Water Capacity Development Centre in UCC our aim is to help build knowledge on inland water quality issues worldwide. To provide guidance and training on all aspects of water quality monitoring and assessment and quality assurance of monitoring activities. The team at the GEMS CDC believe the effective management of water resources and the training and development of skills to support this effort, are of critical importance and require international attention through global events such as World Water Day 2016.

For more information see:

UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre

UNEP GEMS/Ionad Forbartha Acmhainneachta Uisce

Environmental Research Institute, Ellen Hutchins Building, University College Cork