World Water Day is observed on March 22 across the world to bring attention to the importance of clean water and a healthy environment.
This international observance is an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.
This year's theme, "Water and Jobs," highlights the power that water and jobs have to transform people’s lives.
World Water Days falls within Woman’s History Month. At the Portland Water Bureau, we are observing by sharing the stories of women of the Portland Water Bureau who have dedicated their careers to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields.
Please check back to the Water Blog all week to learn more about some of the talented and hard-working women who work to provide Portland with clean, safe and high-quality drinking water.
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