|Tuesday, 22 March 2005, marked World Water Day, and people around the world participated in many special activities. Events this year included an art competition in Brunei, a walkathon in Canada, training for teachers and workshops in India, a showing of water films in Indonesia and a gathering of students at a lake in Italy. |
This year, World Water Day launches the under the motto "Water for Life".
The first water decade, designated by the United Nations from 1981-1990, brought water to more than one billion people and sanitation to almost 770 million.