World Rivers Day is celebrated on last Sunday in the month of September. Rivers provides us many goods and services. Yet the value of rivers has been ignored by both people and policy makers alike that has resulted in degradation of rivers. In recognizing the urgent need to address this issue, United Nations has declared the period from 2005 to 2015 as the decade of “Water for Life” to promote nations to use their water resources in a sustainable manner. Along with this the World Rivers Day was declared in 2005 in order to raise awareness among the general public of the values of rivers and to encourage them to take better care of rivers. The aim of this article is to provide an overview about the present status of rivers, the goods and services provided by them and to encourage all to become active partners in caring for our rivers.
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