IJC and CAW to raise awareness on World Water Day, March 22nd

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Media Advisory

Contact: John Nevin, 519-903-6001, nevinj@windsor.ijc.org

[Windsor, Ontario] - The International Joint Commission and the CAW Windsor Regional Environment Council are joining forces to raise public awareness of important water quality issues at a World Water Day event at the Detroit riverfront on Thursday, March 22nd. Designated by the United Nations, World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

WHO: International Joint Commission, Great Lakes Regional Office, CAW Windsor Regional Environmental Council

WHAT: World Water Day Awareness Event. The public is welcome to stop by our display, learn about challenges to water quality and meet a special guest who lives in the Detroit River.

WHERE: On the riverfront in Windsor, by the statue of the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray (near the corner of Riverside and Ouellette).

WHEN: Thursday, March 22nd, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (short program at 1:45 pm).

WHY: Freshwater resources are critical to our health and to the economy of the region. Public support and action is needed to respond to threats ranging from invasive species to polluted runoff.