To mark the World Water Day, the Technical Committee on Environment (which meets under the auspices of the UN Good Offices) organized the Water-Saving Technology Exhibition from 22nd to 25th March, at Ledra Street/Lokmacι crossing in the old town of Nicosia to raise awareness about the importance of working across the divide to sustain healthy island-wide ecosystems.
During the opening ceremony on the 22nd March, the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Mayors of Nicosia, Ms. Eleni Mavrou and Mr. Cemal Bulutoğluları, the Representatives of the leaders of the Turkish Cypriot Community and Greek Cypriot Community, Mr. Kudret Özersay and Mr. Georgios Iacovou, the U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, Mr. Frank C. Urbancic Jr. and the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Mr. Alexander Downer highlighted the importance of cooperation on environmental issues, the success of the Environment Committee, and particularly the sustainable management of water resources island-wide. This Water-Saving Technology Exhibition
was part of the project on “Awareness Raising Measures for Water Saving”
, which was launched last November as the first confidence-building measure of the Environment Technical Committee. Click here to see the press release issued by UNFICYP