World Rivers Day 2012 takes place in Kamloops, Canada

On September 30, 2012 the City of Kamloops, Canada, is hosting the Fourth Annual World Rivers Day.

World Rivers Day is a global celebration of the world's waterways, observed every last Sunday in September. Established in 2005, it highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness while encouraging the improved stewardship of rivers around the world. It has been endorsed by various agencies of the United Nations and is intended to complement the broader efforts of the United Nations Water For Life Decade. The event was launched with the support of the United Nations University through the International Network on Water, Environment, and Health. The UN Water for Life - Canadian initiative has also been a strong supporter.

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