In 2005, the United Nations launched the Water for Life Decade to help raise awareness about the need to care for our water resources.
Mark Angelo, a Canadian river enthusiast led an initiative to establish a World Rivers Day on the fourth Sunday each September.
This event has grown and since 2012 there have been world wide river celebrations.
In Australia I encourage you to take a look at the International River Foundation’s website and maybe take some time on World Rivers Day to visit your ‘special river’.
Other great links for World Rivers Day are provided here:
World Rivers Day / United Nations Water for Life Decade / Rivers Matter