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World Water Day: Clean water saves lives

World Water Day: Clean water saves lives

World Water Day: Water is just the beginning

Today is World Water Day, a day to think about and act on the lack of clean water in many parts of the world. About 800 million people, or 11% of the world’s population, don’t have safe water to drink, according to WaterAid America, which results in 2,000 children dying every day. It’s too sad to think about.

WaterAid is an international non-profit organization that helps communities build and manage their own safe water systems, and it is calling for universal access to safe water and sanitation by 2030.

Water is just the beginning, WaterAid says, and can help save lives:

You can help with a donation or by selling items on eBay to benefit WaterAid — $25 can give one person a lasting supply of safe water.

It can be done!

  1. It’s indeed sad to read about the detrimental consequences that the lack of this precious resource may have. And it’s all the more important to stop wasting it and pay more attention to its protection. I actively participate in a project called the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan introduced here in my native Vancouver whose aim is to eliminate the negative impact that our actions often have on the environment and the issues such as water consumption or the quality of drinking water are among the most important ones on our list. Clean water is only one part of a series of much more complicated issues but I believe if all of the points mentioned in the plan were immediately put into practice we could see the desired effect even in the short term.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Jen! The Greenest City plans look great. The videos are cute too.

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