World Water Day 2017

“Why waste water?”

Happy #WorldWaterDay 2017! The theme of World Water Day this year is “Why wastewater?” ME&A through its water project in Armenia –ASPIRED (Advanced Science & Partnerships for Integrated Resource Development) – is pleased to support USAID’s water resource objectives in Armenia.

The purpose of the ASPIRED Project is to support sustainable water resource management and sustainable practices of water users in the Ararat Valley through the use of science, technology, innovation and partnership initiatives. The ultimate goal is to reduce the rate of groundwater extraction in the Ararat Valley to the sustainable levels.

ME&A would like to dedicate World Water Day 2017 to the almost 1.5 billion people who work in water related sectors. This year’s theme focuses on reducing the amount of water wasted across the world through awareness, efficient water management systems, and effective treatment of wastewater.

In 1993, the UN General Assembly designated March 22 as the first World Water Day. Twenty-four years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world. This year’s theme links water preservation to all areas of development in creating a sustainable future. For more information on World Water Day go to UN.org/waterday.

Since 2005, ME&A has been providing innovative solutions for integrated Water and Natural Resources Management worldwide, providing jobs in the water sector to help individuals, communities and governments to improve water resources, address climate change, develop clean energy, and achieve food security and better hygiene.