Monday, March 22, 2010

World Water Day

Mwamanongu Village water source, Tanzania. &qu...Image via Wikipedia

Today is World Water Day. The focus is to make people aware of the importance of clean water and to realize that a billion people worldwide do not have access to clean water. Over half the world's illnesses are a result of water that is not clean and 42000 die each week because of unclean water. An international observance, it grew out of 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

Events to increase awareness include fundraising walks, radio talk shows, conferences, and workshops.

If you have clean water, be grateful, and consider helping those who don't by supporting one or more of the many organizations devoted to cleaning the world's water supplies. Some of those organizations are charity: water, The Water Project, Give Clean Water, Drop in the Bucket, Clean Water Action, Project Clean Water, and others.

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