Sunday, February 1, 2009

World Water Day - March 22

Tip of the hat to Dora Robinson for bringing this to our attention.

This year on World Water Day, we call attention to
the waters that cross borders and link us together.

The world’s 263 transboundary lake and river basins include the territory of 145 countries and cover nearly half of the Earth’s land surface. Great reservoirs of freshwater also move silently below our borders in underground aquifers.
Countries, organizations and individuals are asked to take some action on March 22 or in the days leading up to it in order to bring attention and pressure to bear on water-related issues. Check out the slide show here

In Toronto there is a planned screening of a new film,  Blue Gold: The World Water Wars, written and produced by American director Sam Bozzo.
It will be shown in 20 countries on March 22, World Water Day. The Toronto screening is tentatively set for Hart House.

"The idea is to get the audiences caught up in the story, and then they'll look for means of doing something about it," says Robertson.

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