Monday, March 22, 2010

World Water Day

The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. Water and sanitation are critical factors to alleviate poverty and hunger, for sustainable development, for environmental integrity, and for human health.

In 2005, the UN launched a Water for Life decade of initiatives to promote action to ensure that the poorest people have access to clean water and safe sanitation. See a list of events today across the world.

Did you Know:
•Over half of the world's illnesses are due to diseases caused by unsafe water.
•One billion people on the planet don't have access to clean drinking water.
•By 2025, this number could be 1.8 billion, unless we act.

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