Tune in to the International AMARC Broadcast for the World Water Day 2012Published by Anonymous on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:59
Montreal, March 20, 2012. AMARC, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the One Drop Foundation, organizes its first international broadcast campaign for the World Water Day, on March 22nd.
Water access requirements for food will increase a lot in coming years. The World is thus exposed to a progressive and critical increase in water scarcity including climate change impacts. The campaign for the World Water Day 2012, coordinated by FAO with UN-Water members and partners, intended to draw the international attention on the relationships between water & food security. Let’s recall that the World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.
“Water and Food Security” has been chosen as this year’s World Water Day theme to shed some light on the impact of this trend of water scarcity and what can be done to mitigate its impact on the most vulnerable.
Among others, the following subjects have been addressed:
• Water, survival and health
• Water and security
• Water and education
• Water and gender equity
• Water and food security
• Water and domestic uses
• Water and improvement of life conditions
• Water, ecosystems and environment
To listen to our multilingual programs, please visits our website, http://www.amarc.org/waterDay_2012/WWD_podcast_EN.html. For further information, visit our website: http://www.amarc.org/waterDay_2012/WWD_resources_EN.html. Community radios from Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America and the Caribbean will participate in this broadcast campaign. Radio stations around the globe are invited to download the audio files from the AMARC World Water Website website and broadcast them in their radio.
AMARC is an international non-governmental organization serving the community radio movement, and linking more than 4,000 community radios in over 130 countries. AMARC aims to support, defend and promote the interests of community broadcasters through solidarity and international cooperation. For further info http://www.amarc.org