Cartagena, Colombia (2014) | World Water Day Actions
Water Shortages and Saving Water Is Discussed at Conferences and in Videos
World Water Day has been held on March 22, every year since 1993. It was proposed in Agenda 21 of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro and adopted by the UN General Assembly in a resolution on December 22, 1992. Since then it has been used to raise public awareness for the critical water issues of our time. On March 22, 2014, the Oiltanking terminal in Cartagena, Colombia, organized several World Water Day actions. Each employee was given a reusable 500-ml bottle to remind them that the body requires at least two liters of fluid per day. A conference and video also helped to raise employee awareness of water scarcity and the need to conserve water.