Welcome to the International Year of Water Cooperation as declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010. UNESCO will lead the Year of Water Cooperation. From an article posted by the UN:
The objective of this International Year is to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing water management in light of the increase in demand for water access, allocation and services. The Year will highlight the history of successful water cooperation initiatives, as well as identify burning issues on water education, water diplomacy, transboundary water management, financing cooperation, national/international legal frameworks, and the linkages with the Millennium Development Goals. It also will provide an opportunity to capitalize on the momentum created at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and to support the formulation of new objectives that will contribute towards developing water resources that are truly sustainable.
Throughout the year celebrations will be held by various stakeholders. Do you have plans for World Water Day in March? Does this new year of cooperation mean anything different for the Colorado River?
- International Year of Water Cooperation: Essential Resource Flows Across Boundaries (sndatun.wordpress.com)
- Colorado River Water Supply and Demand Study Released
- From Water 2012 into 2013 (yourwatercolorado.org)
- WATER SERIES : The Number 1 Water Problem in the United States (environmentaleducationuk.wordpress.com)