Wednesday, March 21, 2012

World Water Day: 22nd March

On 22 March, the world celebrate World Water Day, and consider one of our most important natural resources and the role that Information and Comunication Technologies (ICTs) can play in the management of this resource. As the population increases and development calls for increased allocations of water for agriculture and other uses, the pressure on water resources intensifies. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in regions with absolute water scarcity and two-thirds of the world's population may experience water-stress conditions .ICTS provide a wide ranging opportunities for the management of water as a resource, and for the management of information about water. Integrated systems allow information on topics such as water supply and replenishment, water quality, wetland ecosystem, usage, etc. to be integrated with other relevant information about the environment, Finally, improved water management through ICTs will contribute to the Millennium Development Goals, including MDG 7, which focuses on access to safe drinking water

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