World Water Day, which is celebrated annually on 22 March, is this year dedicated to the theme ‘Water and Energy.’ Water demand could exceed 44% of the available annual resources by 2050 while energy demand could experience a 50% increase by the same date. As a consequence, the World faces a genuine challenge, without energy there is no water and without water, there is no energy.
The workshop is open to journalists from all over the world. Up to 20 journalists from developing countries across Asia (North-East, West, South-East and Central Asia) will be sponsored by UN-Water. This means the cost of travel and accommodation for these selected journalists will be covered. The participants will be provided invitation letters as required for obtaining a visa. However, they are expected to make all the necessary arrangements for travel, including visas, health certificates and travel insurance prior to travel. Authorization from the organizers will be necessary before they make travel arrangements.
Information management and awareness raising expert
United Nations Office to support the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015