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Events and celebrations will take place around the world on the theme of water and energy.

This will include official and milestone events as well as many other events organized by various stakeholders around the world. If you are organizing an event to celebrate World Water Day, do not forget to register it online!

UN-Water Annual Conference in Zaragoza

UN-Water Annual Conference in Zaragoza, 2013
UN-Water Annual Conference in Zaragoza, 2013

14-16 January 2014 | Zaragoza, Spain

Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Water and Energy inter-linkages have an important role in the post-2015 development agenda and the conceptualization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are indeed some main challenges, interconnections and opportunities for realizing synergies and benefits from joint responses on the water and energy nexus, including for the design of climate resilience and green economies. Partnerships amongst institutions, agencies and stakeholders can help in achieving some of these benefits.

The Zaragoza Conference will reach beyond the “water for energy” and/or “energy for water” concept focusing on a more practical examination of how tools and partnerships help developing appropriate joint responses and what are the measures for managing trade-offs, identifying synergies, and maximizing co-benefits. Discussions will center on how partnerships can help implement responses to achieve water and energy efficiency, secured access and sustainability.

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World Water Day Main Celebrations

20-21 March 2014 | Tokyo, Japan

The main celebrations of World Water Day will be organized by UNU and UNIDO on behalf of UN-Water on 20-21 March 2014 and will take place at the UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. On this occasion, the World Water Development Report 2014 on Water and Energy will be launched, and the UN-Water "Water for Life" Best Practices Award will be given. The winner of the Stockholm Water Prize will also be announced.

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World Water Week in Stockholm

31 August - 5 September 2014 | Stockholm, Sweden

The World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual meeting place for the planet’s most urgent water-related issues. Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), it brings together 2,500 experts, practitioners, decision-makers and business innovators from around the globe to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions. In 2014, the World Water Week will be held under the theme “Energy and Water”.

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