The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. This site started in 2001 as a community space and repository where people can upload their WWD event activities and reports. A boy in a shanty area bathes under a public tap in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneshwar, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. World Water Day is being marked across the world Tuesday. A young girl joins her elders as they display empty plastic bottles with water drop-shaped placards during a rally commemorating World Water Day Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Manila, Philippines. A homeless man washes his hands in a fountain in Medellin, Antioquia Department, Colombia on March 22, 2011, on World Water Day. The UN's food agency marked World Water Day, today by calling for new and innovative approaches to ensuring city dwellers in developing countries have access to safe and adequate water supplies.