United Nations, 2002
- WaterYear 2003: International Year Aims to Galvanize Action on Critical Water Problems (PDF - 62 KB)
About the press release
This document is a press release about the International Year of Freshwater: WaterYear2003
(New York, December 2002) - The availability of clean, fresh water is one of the most important issues facing humanity today - and will be increasingly critical for the future, as growing demands outstrip supplies and pollution continues to contaminate rivers, lakes and streams.
To raise awareness and galvanize action to better manage and protect this crucial resource, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2003 as the International Year of Freshwater (WaterYear2003).