International Day of Action for Rivers, Water, and Life
International Day of Action for Rivers, Water, and Life is held on March 14. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us
The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day dedicated to solidarity – when diverse communities around the world come together with one voice to say that rivers matter. It is a day when diverse communities and individuals around the globe come together to raise voice against the destructive water development projects, health and sustainable management of the watersheds.
Free-flowing rivers work like arteries, providing the world’s ecosystems with critical freshwater resources that sustain a higher biodiversity per square mile than almost any other ecosystem. Rivers are crucial to the food security, livelihoods, and cultural traditions of millions, especially indigenous and traditional peoples around the world.
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