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World Rivers Day

Category : Environment | Sub Category : Environment Posted on 2020-10-16 05:38:05


 World Rivers Day

International Day of Action for Rivers is happy day on 14 March to raise knowledge about the significance of climate change and rivers.

It is a day when various human being and group around the world come jointly to raise voice against the destructive water development projects, sustainable management of the watersheds and health. The day was earlier known as International Day against Dams, for Life, Rivers, and Water. In India also some projects are started for the conservation of rivers or against dam construction. The Narmada Bachao Andolan was one of them.

The International Day of Action for Rivers 2020 theme is Women, Climate Change and Water. As last year around 100 women from 32 countries provided their attempt to defend and protect rivers. They gathered at the first Women and Rivers Congress with a message:

In this time of climate crisis, droughts and floods, and growing protecting rivers, water scarcity, and people are ever more urgent. We privilege the women who have given their lives in the battle to save our rivers for all who depend on them. We stand on the shoulders of those women who have long been leaders in this development. We join hands with indigenous and local communities who pursue to face enormous peril in safeguarding their territories and water.

History 

The contributors of the First International Meeting of People pretentious by Dams held in March 1997 in Curitiba Brazil embraced the International Day of Action against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life. 20 countries representatives had determined that the International Day of Action would happen on 14 March Brazils Day of Action against Large Dams. The main aim behind generating this day is to upraise voices in unison against devastating water development projects, recover the health of watersheds and demand for sustainable and equitable management of our rivers.


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