There are many activities taking place around the world that invite communities to speak with one voice about the importance of keeping our rivers alive. It is a day to remember that access to clean water is vital to all communities and that communities should have a say in the decisions that affect water availability.
The year 2022 celebrates the 25th anniversary of Rivers Day, rivers that play a major role in restoring and maintaining biodiversity.
No less than 1249 dams have been erected on rivers in protected areas, while more than 500 more are planned, according to statistics from a European NGO. ERN is committed to the preservation and sustainable management of rivers and water resources. It develops awareness-raising and educational campaigns on this subject.
Following last year’s first Women and Rivers Congress, this year’s theme is women, water and climate change.