World Water Day 2013

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Editor's note: World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.  More>>


  Water issues in China


  World reaction 

W China drought affects over 1 million


W China drought affects over 1 million
More than one million people in southwestern Guizhou province and northwestern Gansu province are facing a drinking water shortage.



UN chief calls for better use of water, more cooperation 
UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for a more intelligent use and less waste of water resources.


Water 'safe' despite carcasses 
Shanghai authorities have guaranteed the quality of the city's drinking water despite more than 10,000 rotting pig carcasses being found.


Vietnam to prioritize sustainable conservation of water
Vietnam will prioritize the sustainable conservation and management of water resources.


Regenerated water becomes 2nd largest source 
The consumption of regenerated water reached 750 million cubic meters in 2012, making it the second largest water source of Beijing.


Mongolia holds water-saving exhibition
An exhibition showcasing Mongolia's advanced water-saving technologies and products opened here Wednesday to observe World Water Day.

 Photo gallery

Qinghai Lake continues expanding
Qinghai Lake continues expanding


Oil spill pollutes drinking water in E China


Jinshajiang main tributary drying out

Poyang Lake sees low water level



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