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UB's NRM Students Participate in World Water Day Forum 2017

The Ministry of Natural Resources in conjunction with various local water partners is hosting a one day Forum to commemorate World Water Day which is celebrated annually on March 22nd under the United Nations theme for 2017: "Wastewater".

Know more: http://www.worldwaterday.org/

The Official Opening Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Ramada Princess Hotel King's Room in Belize City. The Opening Ceremony will be followed with an open exhibit and the Wastewater Forum, to be held concurrently. Official ceremonies and presentations commencing at 9a.m. and ending at 3 p.m.

Since 1995, Belize has been celebrating World Water Day events and activities, such as poetry and poster competition and presentations to local primary and secondary schools countrywide. This year, University of Belize's Faculty of Science & Technology is continuing its participation through the UB-NRMP Students. The students in the Watershed Ecology and Management created a Story Map of Belize's Watersheds with the assistance of Mr. Cano and Mr. Josué Aké, UB NRMP Lecturers. The Story Map is the first of its kind that showcases information about water resources and watersheds of Belize.

Go to link to for Story Map: http://gis.com.bz/BelizeWatershed/

Go to link for Blog launched by Total Business Solutions featuring our UB Students work: http://gis.com.bz/world-water-day-2017.html

Members of the World Water Day Planning Committee include the Hydrology Unit - Ministry of Natural Resources, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development, Public Utilities Commission, Department of the Environment, Belize Water Services Limited, Crystal Water Limited, National Climate Change Office, University of Belize and the Belize Electric Company Limited.

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