World Water Day 2014: Water and energy

    | March 17, 2014

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    World Water Day is held annually on March 22 as a way of focusing attention on the importance of fresh water and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

    Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires water. About eight per cent of global energy generation is used to pump, treat and transport water to consumers.

    For more information on World Water Day, go to the UNESCO website:

    For events and resources on World Water Day, and for ideas on how best to organize an awareness campaign in your community, visit the UN Water website: