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  1. 1. Celebrating at Low Carbon Science andTechnology Museum, in Hangzhou on 23 March 2013
  2. 2. Monthly meetings Networking among environmental professionalsor those interested in the environment 578 Green Drinks Speakers welcome
  3. 3. 3 22 Same day Focus attention on theimportance of freshwater United Nations GeneralAssembly designated 22March 1993 as the firstWorld Water Day.
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  7. 7. Wasser, Water, , H2O
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  10. 10. Demands for water are increasing - growingworld population
  11. 11. Aral SeaFormerly 68,000km2 One of the four largestlakes in the world Kazakhstan (north)autonomous region of Uzbekistan (south) Shrinking since the 1960sfor Soviet irrigation projects 1960s 10% of original size by 2007 2007 1/10
  12. 12. Cooperation Local village water pump Regional - water from a river toirrigate farmland International - transboundaryriver basin/ political boundaries Upstream & downstream users different, sometimes conflictingneeds, claims and cultures.
  13. 13. Remember? Water is limited - competing demands of water need cooperation
  14. 14. Show that we care Our event is online for Hangzhou, China Share stories, or photos in the social media Translate campaign resources into Chineseraise awareness
  15. 15. Thank you for your support !Gensee for recording the World Water Day Eventsand the Hangzhou Low Carbon Science andTechnology Museum for the venue.