2013 International Year of Water Cooperation


United Nation’s 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation

2013 has been declared the Year of International Water Cooperation by the United Nations. March 22, 2013 is World Water Day, when citizens of the world have a chance to commit to stand united in defense of the world’s water. In designating 2013 as the UN International Year of Water Cooperation, the UNGA recognizes that cooperation is essential to strike a balance between the different needs and priorities and share this precious resource equitably, using water as an instrument of peace. Promoting water cooperation implies an interdisciplinary approach bringing in cultural, educational and scientific factors, as well as religious, ethical, social, political, legal, institutional and economic dimensions. Their website outlines the many action steps you can take to protect your water and the program taking place at the Hague .

Here in Northern Wisconsin, there is ample opportunity to protect our waters. March 22 will begin with a Water Walk from Bad River to Red Cliff. A fundraiser for Bad River, “Lighting the 7th Fire” is planned at the Legendary Waters Casino in Red Cliff that evening.

Please visit our What You Can Do page and take action today to protect Lake Superior from the potential of a 22-mile mountaintop removal open pit iron ore mine. Educate yourself on the issues, then help spread the word to others in your community and inspire them to take action to stand United in Defense of our Water.

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