World Water Day 2014

    UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and worldwide

    22 March is World Water Day and this year’s theme is the water-energy nexus. Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers.  The World Water Council has been exploring the interlinkages between water and energy since 2011 through its partnership programs with EDF. World Water Day official celebrations will take place on Friday 21 March at UNU Headquarters Building, Tokyo, Japan. You can watch the events live at the address: