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Launch of UN World Water Development Report and commemoration of World Water Day


The UN World Water Development Report 2022 “Groundwater - making the invisible visible” will be launched on 21 March 2022 at the opening ceremony of the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal.

The following day is World Water Day, 22 March 2022. In commemoration, a ‘pivot’ event will be attended by heads of state and prominent water sector leaders, which will include a presentation of the key findings in the UN World Water Development Report.

World Water Day is an international day observed by the United Nations. It has been celebrated globally every year for more than 20 years following the United Nations General Assembly’s designation of 22 March as ‘World Water Day’ in 1993.


Timings for groundwater related events at the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal:

21 March, 11:15-11:45 (GMT):
Launch of the UN World Water Development Report “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible” at 9th World Water Forum Opening Ceremony.

22 March, 8:00-9:00 (GMT):
Celebration of World Water Day “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible”
Follow live on this link.

22 March, 9:00-10:30 (GMT):
High-Level Panel on “Making the invisible visible: groundwater a response for resilience and sustainability”

22 March, 10:45-12:15 (GMT):
Special Session on “Making the invisible visible: Groundwater Catalogue for informed policy development and management interventions”
Programme and background information


More information about the 9th World Water Forum and program is found here.

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