United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation

| February 4, 2013

The United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation is being celebrated in 2013. The year is designed to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing water management in light of the increase in demand for water access, allocation and services. It will act to highlight issues associated with water education, water diplomacy, transboundary water management, financing cooperation and national/international legal frameworks.

International World Water Day, in its 21st year in 2013, will play a key role in the celebrations of the United Nations International Year of Water. Held annually on 22 March, it highlights the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.