World Water Day coming to Stafford campus

Alyssa Foley, Editor In Chief

A local World Water Day event will be held at Houston Community College’s Stafford campus Learning Hub room 139,10041 Cash Road, Stafford, TX. Friday, March 27, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.

World Water Day was started by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. The United Nation-Water website states that, “It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.”

The theme for World Water Day 2015 is “Water and Sustainable Development”. According to the U.N.-Water website, “It’s about how water links to all areas we need to consider to create the future we want.”

Topics will include Global Risk 2015, the Water and Energy Crisis, U.N. Millennium Development Goals and the World Water Initiatives, a Case study of Pakistan’s Water Resources and the Importance of Mass Awareness of Water and Energy Conservation.

The speaker lineup includes Teta Banks, President of the United Nations Association of Houston; Afzaal Mahmood, Consul General of Pakistan in Houston; and Dr. Jalaluddin Qureshi, Professor in Geology at HCC Southwest and President/CEO of International Water Saver Environmental Services.

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