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World Water Day 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009, Community Hall, Elmvale (map)

The Elmvale World Water Day Celebration 2009

Dr. Robert de Loë certainly made a splash in Elmvale on March 22, 2009, at the Community Hall in Elmvale. Loë is the University Research Chair in Water Policy and Governance at the University of Waterloo, and also Director of the multi-university Water Policy and Governance Group. His presentation, "Water. From the World to Elmvale", was a big hit with the public.

As you can see in the 2009 WWD photo gallery, there was an excellent turnout with the Community Hall filled from end to end. And the attendees were not disappointed, as Robert's talk was crystal clear, and full of beautiful images of water bodies from around the world. We were reminded that water has always been reused, and recycled, since liquid water first made its appearance on the surface of the Earth. And we were reminded of how valuable water is for life on Earth, and how important it is to protect the quality our water resources for future generations. There were also plenty of practical tips to help conserve water and reduce our environmental footprints.

Hands-on activities presented by the staff of Wye Marsh kept the youngsters busy, and when we were all done asking Dr. Loë our questions, coffee and desserts were available in abundance, which helped raise funds for the 2009 Elmvale Water Festival.

This year, please join the Elmvale Foundation in celebrating World Water Day on Sunday March 28, 2010, once again at the Community Hall in Elmvale. This is a look forward to and a must attend event because of the importance of taking time to think about water and how we can maintain the quality and quantity of our water resources for the next generation to enjoy.

World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 of each year, to raise awareness about water issues. For more information about World Water Day, visit