3 Jan 2015

What's your favorite water date?

I'm putting some "dates of interest" into the Water Smarts Calendar, but it's hard to find good ones.

I'm particularly interested in non-USA dates...

Here's my list as of now:
  • 01-11 Boundary Waters Treaty establishes International Joint Commission between US and Canada (1909)
  • 03-22 World Water Day
  • 03-26 Aguanomics founded (2008)
  • 06-22 US General Survey Act promotes national road and canal networks (1824)
  • 06-22 US Flood Control Act (1936)
  • 07-06 Water Act privatizes English and Welsh utilities (1989)
  • 07-09 US President Nixon announces formation of Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (1970)
  • 07-15 New Croton aqueduct brings water to New York (1890)
  • 07-15 Bridgewater Canal (first ``true'' canal in England) opens (1761)
  • 07-21 Aswan High Dam completed (1970)
  • 08-15 Panama Canal opens (1915)
  • 09-08 Earliest existing US patent for wooden fire hydrant (1838) --- others destroyed in a fire!
  • 09-23 John Snow's letter on cholera published (1854)
  • 10-26 Erie Canal completed (1825)
  • 10-23 Perrier's debut at the New York Marathon starts the bottled water craze (1977)
  • 11-03 EU drinking water standards adopted (1998)
  • 11-05 Los Angeles Aqueduct opens (1913)
  • 11-17 Suez Canal opens (1869)
  • 12-08 Great Lakes Compact enacted (2008)
  • 12-17 US Safe Drinking Water Act enacted (1974)
  • 12-28 US Endangered Species Act enacted (1973)
If you have any -- the day and month are important -- then please list them here. It's also helpful to have a documented source (URL) to support the date.

Thanks!