World Rivers Day

IAS Prelims 2023

World Rivers Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of September (i.e. on 25th September of 2016).

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world.

World Rivers Day strives to increase public awareness of the importance of the waterways as well as the many threats confronting them.

Rivers are integral to all life. Yet, many waterways continue to face an array of threats and are often impacted by inappropriate practices and inadequate protection.

World Rivers Day events will include activities in countries ranging from Canada to Britain, Australia to the US, Argentina to Kenya, Dominica to Puerto Rico, and across the great rivers of Europe.