World Water Day 2016

Acequia Madre, Santa Fe Railyard Park
Acequia Madre near the Santa Fe Railyard Park.

World Water Day, an annual event celebrated on March 22, is a day of observance intended to focus attention on water related issues including the importance of freshwater and its sustainable management. 

The Santa Fe Water Conservation Office staff will participate in a World Water Day community event organized by the Santa Fe Water Awareness Group. There will be tables, exhibits and presentations from noon to 3:00 pm (see our events calendar for details).

The first World Water Day was designated in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly. Each year has since focused on a different issue, this year’s being “Water and Jobs.”

Additionally, a number of nongovernmental organizations promoting clean water and sustainable aquatic habitats have used World Water Day as a time to focus attention on the critical issues of our era. Events such as theatrical and musical celebrations, educational events, and campaigns to raise money for access to clean and affordable water are held worldwide on World Water Day, or on convenient dates close to March 22.