Beyond THE FUTURE: World Water Day
Consider life without clean water…no water for showers or baths or cooking or washing clothes, not even water to drink. Then consider the fact that more than 1 billion people worldwide lack access to clean, safe drinking water. In 1992, the U.N. General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day to draw international attention to this critical issue.
This year, WorldWaterDay2006.org has partnered with Starbucks, Ethos Water, and various non-profit organizations to initiate a comprehensive effort to raise the profile of World Water Day. Check out WorldWaterDay2006.org to see how you can get involved in a Walk for Water in one of 11 cities nationwide or on-line. (The Walk for Water event was inspired by women in “water-stressed” countries who walk miles every day just to get water for their families.) Then help spread the word that people in our world lack such a basic necessity as clean water. It’s the least we can do.