International Day of Action for Rivers

Category: Nature
International Day of Action for Rivers around the world in 2023
Image: Raven Crag, Keswick, United Kingdom. by Jack Anstey , from Unsplash. CC0

About International Day of Action for Rivers

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Dates of International Day of Action for Rivers
2024 InternationalMar 14
International Thu, Mar 14Observances Holiday
2023 InternationalMar 14
International Tue, Mar 14Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalMar 14
International Mon, Mar 14Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalMar 14
International Sun, Mar 14Observances Holiday
2020 InternationalMar 14
International Sat, Mar 14Observances Holiday
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day of Action for Rivers.

March 14th is the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams. Every year, thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world's rivers and those who struggle to protect them.

The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day to celebrate victories such as dam removal and river restoration. It is a day to take to the streets, demonstrate and demand improvements in the policies and practices of decision makers. It is a day to educate one another about the threats facing our rivers, and learn about better water and energy solutions. Above all, it is a day to unite – by acting together, we demonstrate that these issues are not merely local, but global in scope.

How you can get involved

Plan your own event or join with others already planning events on March 14th. Talk to partners who are already planning events or have done so in the past. Email [email protected] with information about your event and be sure to take lots of photos and videos.

Here are just a few ideas for events:

  • Plan a march or protest to honor your river and publicize your demands.
  • Paddle down a river, dance beside a river, jump into a river.
  • Hold a religious ceremony at the river.
  • Use theater, film and music to connect with your community and encourage them to share in the celebration.

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