Bill 105 2010
An Act to proclaim World Water Day in Ontario
In 1992, the United Nations adopted a resolution declaring March 22 in each year as World Water Day. World Water Day was created in recognition of the vital importance of water to all aspects of human life and of the increasing demands made upon and threats to global water resources. Subsequent to the UN declaration of World Water Day, many non-governmental organizations around the globe, including in Ontario and throughout Canada, have recognized World Water Day and celebrate it each year with events and activities intended to increase awareness and promote sustainability. The UN declaration encouraged states around the world to recognize World Water Day.
Water is an essential resource and maintaining the health of Ontario's fresh water supply is crucial to the well-being of Ontarians. Ontarians require water for agriculture, commercial fishing, power generation, tourism, transportation and home life. The quality of Ontario's water impacts the physical health of both the Province and its inhabitants.
Recognizing World Water Day annually in Ontario will support the work of government and non-governmental organizations to protect Ontario's water supply by increasing awareness of the importance of water and of the role that individuals and organizations have to play in conserving our valuable water resources.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
World Water Day
1. March 22 in each year is proclaimed as World Water Day.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the World Water Day Act, 2010.
The Bill proclaims March 22 in each year as World Water Day in recognition of the vital importance of water and the increasing demands on global water resources.