This guest post is by Elie Saroufim from Boston Water and Sewer Commission to celebrate World Water Day.
World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2016, the theme is “Water and Jobs”.
Boston Water and Sewer Commission will be participating in the 4th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum, hosted by the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. in honor of World Water Day; BWSC will rethink water management as the Commonwealth prepares for a changing climate.
The Charles River Watershed Association will present a game-changing plan to transform the way we manage water in our urban and suburban spaces. The forum will encourage all participants to pose questions, add their insights, and think about new designs, systems and resource uses.
Participants may join us for one or more segment of this program. Please reserve your tickets if you are interested in this year’s water forum.