March 22, 2016: Gilgit Serena Hotel Pakistan participated in the “World Water Day” movement Under its SEED Programe, with the collaboration of respective government organizations, educational institutions and NGOs.
Serena Hotels GB teamed up with Gilgit-Baltistan Environmental Protection Agency (GBEPA), Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC), Karakoram International University (KIU), Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Mountain Areas Farmer Support Organization (MAFSO) and various local communities to mark the day.
The theme for 2016 World Water Day celebration was “Water and Jobs – Empowering Young Professional” which was addressed by various experts from government and NGOs.
United Nation’s World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. It has been held annually since then. Each year, UN-Water — the entity that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation — sets a theme for World Water Day corresponding to a current or future challenge. The engagement campaign is coordinated by one or several of the UN-Water Members with a related mandate.