UN World Water Day and National Water Week 2011
This week is National Water Week 2011, a global observance day aimed at raising awareness regarding water conservation. The National Water Week 2011 coincides with South Africa presenting the United Nations World Water Day celebrations in Cape Town. Organised by UN-HABITAT, UN-Water, the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), and hosted by the Government of South Africa, this year World Water Day “Water for Cities” focuses on the theme water and urbanisation as it affects the Africa continent.
The World Water Day presentations will take place form the 20th of March to the 22nd of March 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) with speakers, exhibits and presentations from key international and national organisations. For Love of Water (FLOW) have published a program of events for the 2011 World Water Week.
Tuesday the 22nd of March is the official World Water Day 2011. A series of peripheral events have been organised to foster interest in this most precious resource. Standing out amongst these is the FLOW event taking place at the Two Oceans Aquarium at the Cape Town Waterfront
[Photo by Jonx Pillemer from The Imaginarium
Presentations by Nathan Heller, Justin Friedman (FLOW originator), Nirmala Nair (ZERI Director) and Hanli Prinsloo (I am Water) followed by a soundscape performance by innovative instrumental jazz outfit Benguela.