Iceland Post has issued a stamp to commemorate the declaration of the United Nations on the proclamation of the year 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation.
The purpose is to raise general awareness about the possibility of increased cooperation on this precious resource. Icelandic institutions and nonprofit organizations have been involved in international relief efforts, which include digging wells to provide water for people in drought areas. The Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) has been working in several countries drilling for water and digging waterwells. The Youth Organization of the National Church has also been actively involved in the relief effort, for instance in Malawi. With the assistance of the Icelandic Church Aid residents have been digging wells, installing waterwell pumps and thereby gaining better access to clean water.