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PIA Press Release
2010/03/22

World Water Day highlights need for clean water for healthy world

Tacloban City (March 22) -- March 22 of every year is celebrated as World Water Day, an initiative that grew out of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

This year's celebration revolves around the theme "Clean Water for a Healthy World," in order to raise awareness about sustaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being.

This year's theme also hopes to raise the profile of water quality by encouraging governments, organizations, communities and individuals around the world to proactively address concerns on water quality such as pollution prevention, clean up and restoration.

In participation to the worldwide celebration, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 8 has lined up several activities to create public awareness on this global event, Ms. Purificacion Daloos informed the local media during the Harampang Ha PIA at Gerry's Grill on Monday, March 22, hosted by PIA Director Olive Tiu.

Ms. Daloos, in behalf of Regional Executive Director Primitivo Galinato Jr., called on the media and the public to help conserve water and to insure that the quality of water for drinking is monitored and sustained.

Earlier, RED Galinato said that the DENR in the Region is setting up an exhibit at the DENR Regional Office to showcase information materials on water conservation. The Exhibit is open for public viewing until the end of April.

The forum called on the media to help in the information campaign on the need to conserve water not only for this generation but for the future generation.

In the words of United National Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, "our indispensable water resources have proven themselves to be greatly resilient, but they are increasingly vulnerable and threatened." (PIA 8) [top]

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