World Rivers Day 2018 – Get Involved!

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World Rivers Day 2018 – Get Involved!

When:
29 September 2018 all-day
2018-09-29T00:00:00+02:00
2018-09-30T00:00:00+02:00
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World Rivers Day 2018 - Get Involved!

World Rivers Day 2018

 

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world.

“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.”
~ Mark Angelo

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of our rivers, strives to increase public awareness, and encourages the improved stewardship of all rivers around the world.  Rivers in virtually every country face an array of threats, and only through our active involvement can we ensure their health in the years ahead.

A brief history

In 2005, the United Nations launched the Water for Life Decade to help create a greater awareness of the need to better care for our water resources. Following this, the establishment of World Rivers Day was in response to a proposal initiated by internationally renowned river advocate, Mark Angelo.

The proposal for a  global event to celebrate rivers was based on the success of BC Rivers Day, which Mark Angelo had founded and led in western Canada since 1980.  A World Rivers Day event was seen by agencies of the UN as a good fit for the aims of the Water for Life Decade and the proposal was approved.  River enthusiasts from around the world came together to organize the inaugural WRD event.  That first event in 2005 was a great success and Rivers Day was celebrated across dozens of countries.  Since then, the event has continued to grow.  It is annually celebrated on the last Sunday of every September.  Last year, several million people across more than 60 countries celebrated the many values of our waterways.

 


4 Comments

Peter Harris

September 1, 2018at 11:30 pm

The Young People of The ‘Go Godalming Youth Canoe Club’ are holding Our World River Day a week early on 22nd September 2018 due to the instructors normal work shift pattern
we are going to be cleaning the River Wey from Godalming Wharf down to Catteshall Lock.
If anyone would like to join us we will be meeting at the Barn where we store our kit at 08:45 and going through until 12:00

    Monica Pianosi

    September 6, 2018at 6:19 pm

    Thanks for the message Peter.
    We will circulate it through our contact
    Best
    the POWER team

Mark Angelo

September 4, 2018at 5:03 pm

HI, Just a note to say World Rivers Day is now the fourth Sunday in September. This year, it will occur on September 23. – see worldriversday.com – Thanks for all you do.

    Monica Pianosi

    September 6, 2018at 6:17 pm

    Hello Mark.

    Thanks a lot for the heads up!

    Best
    the POWER team

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