20th World Water Day

  • Author: ChemistryViews
  • Published: 22 March 2013
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Source / Publisher: UNESCO in collaboration with UNECE and UNDESA
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The World water Day highlights the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. it is held since 1993 annually on 22 March. The idea arose at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March of the following year as the first World Water Day.
Each year, a specific aspect of freshwater is highlighted. This year, which is also the  International Year of Water Cooperation, is dedicated to the cooperation around water.


In honor of the 20th anniversary of World Water Day, ChemistryViews.org highlights some interesting articles on water:

  1. Clever Picture: Amount and Composition of Global Water,
    ChemViews magazine 2012.
    The Earth's surface is 71 % water, yet only 0.3 ‰ of this is accessible as fresh water
  2. Research Highlight: Google Water,
    David Bradley,
    ChemViews magazine 2012.
    DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201200020
    Google PageRank has been adapted to help chemists understand complex systems such as water's hydrogen-bonding network
  3. Spotlight: Top Ten Emerging Technologies in 2013,
    Javier García-Martínez,
    ChemViews magazine 2013.
    DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201300020
    The real challenge of the future lies in moving from a linear to a circular economy and re-introducing waste into the production chain


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