In 2005, the United Nations launched the Water for Life Decade to help raise awareness about the need to care for our water resources.
Mark Angelo, a Canadian river enthusiast led an initiative to establish a World Rivers Day on the last Sunday in September.
This event has grown and in 2012 there are world wide river celebrations.
In Australia, the International River Foundation has their ‘Rivers Matter’ campaign, and I encourage you to take a look at their website and maybe take some time on Sunday to visit your ‘special river’.
Other great links for World Rivers Day are provided here: