05/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

World Water Day 2010: INFO, Events, Roundup Of News Coverage

World Water Day 2010 is recognized globally today, March 22, 2010, raising awareness about clean water and the importance of preserving and distributing it.

According to the World Water Day Web site:

The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

World Water Day 2010 events are being held internationally and a map displaying the most prominent of these events can be found here.

Online networks are also buzzing about the day and the hashtag is #worldwaterday on Twitter.

Here is a compilation of World Water Day 2010 coverage here on HuffPost and elsewhere:

Stunning Images From National Geographic
How You Can Help
The Water Bottle Lie
Day-To-Day Life In Ethiopia
News Outlets Examine Reports On Water, Sanitation Conditions
Waste Water Kills Millions
India Lags Behind In Sanitation Facilities
Commentary on World Water Day from Ghana