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  • Writer's pictureVanda Meriana Tangel

Water for Peace - World Water Day

On March 22, Mudfish No Plastic celebrated ‘World Water Day 2024’ by staging an event in the centre of Ubud, in front of the new Ubud Central Market.

World Water Day was initiated by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1993. This year’s theme was Water for Peace. That theme was the focus of a live canvas painting by Geed Saputra, a young artist from Penestanan, Ubud who was accompanied by children from two middle schools in Ubud who channelled his artistic enthusiasm in voicing the power of art to express the theme of World Water Day.

Visitors to the celebration were also enchanted by a dance performance from Sanggar Paripurna. Sanggar Paripurna is a dance school and studio in Bona village, Bali, founded to honour the talent of Balinese children by providing classes in various artistic fields with the objective of keeping Balinese artistic traditions alive.

The celebration was made possible with support from District Industry and Trade Service. Gianyar, Ubud Subdistrict Head, Ubud Police Chief, Ubud Village Head, Ubud Traditional Village Head, Chair of the Ubud Tourism Development Foundation, Head of Ubud Market and Head of Sayan Village, Ubud Gianyar.


The main activity of Mudfish No Plastic is providing workshops for students and communities about plastic pollution and doing beach and land clean-ups. This celebration for World Water Day 2024 was a first, but not the last, way for Mudfish No Plastic to spread the message of the importance of water management as an important and sustainable component for life. Water has enormous value for households, food, culture, health, education, the economy and the integrity of our natural environment. Without awareness of the benefits of water, we will not be able to protect this important resource for the benefit of everyone.

At the end of the event, Mudfish sang and danced together with all the participants, and reminded them that just being aware is not enough, you also have to do something about it yourself.

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