World Water Day
Events related to World Water Day 22 March 2013
Next week, as a prelude to World Water Day (22th of March), attention is raised to the issue of international water cooperation. As this strikes to the heart of the subject of the European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Water is a Human Right’, several events are organized all over Europe. Naturally, the goal of these events is to raise the importance of water, not as a commodity, but as a human right. Several events are listed below. While visiting one of these events, please do not forget to raise your voice and sign the ECI!
- 18 March: press conference and TV in Lithuania
- 18-23 March: whole week of signature collection in Lithuania
- 19 March: event in ECAS and EP, Brussels
- 19 March: event in Rome (FP-CGIL)
- 19-23 March: signature collection in several cities in Italy
- 21 March: demo and signature collection in Dublin.
- 21 March: Multi-stakeholder Forum Water post-2015 target The Hague
- 22 March: (official UNESCO-)World Water Day event in The Hague
- 22 March: events in Berlin, Brussels, Vienna, Paris
- 23 March: signature collection event in Brussels: Parvis St. Gilles and place Flagey
- 23 March: event in Zaragoza, Spain
- 26-27 March: event in Athens
Recycling contaminates plastic children’s toys with toxic chemicals from electronic waste
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NGO statement concerning the situation in Belarus
21st meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention Geneva, 4-6 April 2017
Ekoforum Zenica and WECF organised training and presentation on 'EcoSan: Reducing chemicals and pollution of drinking water sources in rural communities'
Eco Forum Zenica, in partnership with WECF International, Journalists for Human Rights (Macedonia), Women and Development (Albania) and UNEP, work together on the construction and installation of EcoSan toilets, filters for waste water and composting help, in order to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and protect drinking water sources
Towards improved - sustainable - sanitation for rural women, men and children
National technical standards on ecosan toilets and constructed wetlands initiated by WECF for the Republic of Moldova
World Water Day 2017: Why waste water is part of the Sustainable Development Goals?
SDG6 is about ensuring adequate and sustainable water supply. One of the targets is to halve the proportion of untreated wastewater