World Water Day 2014
The World Water Day 2014 (WWD2014) is celebrated around the world. This year 2014 WWD will be commemorated on, Friday, 21 March 2014 with the theme of Water and Energy. Globally the WWD2014 is being facilitated jointly by UNU (United Nations University) and UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization). In Thailand, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) together with host country, the Thai Government, will commemorate the WWD2014 Celebration on the Friday, 21 March 2014 at the UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok. This year’s WWD will be commemorated back to back with the ESCAP/UNHABITAT “Regional Policy Workshop of Stakeholders on Decentralized Waste Water Treatment Systems (DEWATS) in Southeast Asia. The IUCN/IWA/ESCAP Dialogue on “Water Infrastructure Solutions for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus” will be organized earlier in the week, 17-19 March 2014.
The WWD2014 commemoration will include the regional launching of World Water Development Report 2014 (WWDR 2014), an exhibition and the Opening Ceremony at the UNCC, followed by a panel discussion on “Water and Energy”. A luncheon talk, on “Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities – The Urban Nexus” will be organised by ESCAP and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) after the Panel discussions.