March 22 has been World Water Day since 1993. This is an initiative of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). This conference adopted a resolution inviting the States to devote this World Water Day to “activities such as the promotion of public awareness through publications, broadcasting documentaries, organizing conferences, round tables, seminars and exhibits related to the conservation and development of water resources.”
UNESCO is responsible for preparing this day on a global scale. Many special events will take place all over the world to celebrate water, a resource that too many people do not yet have access to.