This year’s World Water Day theme is “Water and Sustainable Development”. Preparatory work for celebrating the day is underway in several countries, with the main UN celebration taking place in New Delhi, India, on 20 March. Building up to the event, GWP’s #watergoal campaign has been stepped up.
GWP India and Ashoka University has formed a strategic partnership as one of the many initiatives planned for the day. They will have a joint celebration, with a panel discussion on “Water, key to sustainable development”. GWP India will also be part of the UN celebrations in New Delhi. The official World Water Day is 22 March.
Coinciding with these preparations, GWP’s campaign to keep a dedicated water goal on the post-2015 development agenda has intensified, with many countries taking steps to get the word out to decision makers and key stakeholders. As part of this campaign, GWP is also supporting the UN-Water #WaterIs campaign.
GWP Nepal conducted a meeting with Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, and Vice Chair of the Nepal Planning Commission (NPC), Dr Govind Raj Pokhrel, informing them of the importance to have a dedicated water goal. Over the coming months more country water partnerships are planning similar actions.