Last year, river enthusiasts from around the world came together for the seventh annual event. It was a great success, with millions of people involved from more than 60 countries. World Rivers Day is based on the incredible success of BC Rivers Day in British Columbia, Canada which celebrates its 31st anniversary this year - and a huge celebration is planned there to commemorate that event. Promoting River Stewardship World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and hopefully encourage the improved stewardship of rivers around the world. Rivers in every country face an array of threats, and only our active involvement will ensure their health in the years ahead. Join the Celebration! World Rivers Day organizers encourage all of you to come out and participate. In particular, consider starting a Rivers Day event of your own, which might range from a stream cleanup to a community riverside celebration. And if you create an event, be sure to tell us about it! We'll keep you posted in the months ahead as new Rivers Day activities are announced. International Partners World Rivers Day is intended to compliment the broader efforts of the United Nations Water For Life Decade initiative and we look forward to working closely with them in the months ahead to promote this event and encourage new participants. In launching World Rivers Day, we also greatly appreciated the support of the United Nations University and the International Network on Water, Environment, and Health.