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Learn more about why water is important

WaterCourtesy José Manuel Suárez
National Geographic has lots of links and photos related to water issues(click link to learn more).

Water affects every aspect of our lives, yet nearly one billion people around the world don't have clean drinking water, and 2.6 billion still lack basic sanitation. World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22, was established by the United Nations in 1992 and focuses attention on the world's water crisis, as well as the solutions to address it.

Sharing water across boundaries
Sharing water across boundariesCourtesy jonnyboy2005

Transboundary water management

In 2009, the theme for World Water Day is "Shared Water - Shared Opportunities". Over 40 percent of the world’s population resides within internationally shared river basins. Click on this link to learn more about why resolving conflicts related to transboundary water resources are important.