World Water Day Is March 22


World Water Day

News from Water Partners International regarding World Water Day for 2007 and the efforts you can join to commemorate this day and build a lifetime of commitment to solving the global water crisis.

The international observance of World Water Day (March 22) is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. It's goal is to raise awareness of the global water crisis that affects more than a billion people and claims the life of one child every 15 seconds, with water scarcity becoming a more prevalent crisis every year.

I encourage you to wear blue that day and to also pledge to conserve the amount of water you currently use, or you can offset water as you do carbon. Everytime you wash dishes, take a shower, wash your car, etc., fill a jar with a dollar. You will be amazed at how much money you can accumulate in even two weeks time that could be sent as a donation to a good organization like Water Partners International that provides potable water to millions who would otherwise do without this human right.

We take so much for granted in this country, especially our water. This is one day we can put aside to not only think about what we use but to also reflect on just what a miraculous life saving liquid water is. No one should die for lack of clean water to drink and sustain them. Doing all in our power with what we have to help see all have it should be a primary goal for all of us.

I will also personally be donating as a sustaining donor to WPI, and taking it upon myself to hand out flyers about the global water crisis that I will design. I am also just in the beginning stages of trying to lay out a slideshow on this crisis. The preservation of freshwater resources is a moral imperative and any small thing you can do at least on this one day to show your support makes a difference to the whole.

Water Is Life.

World Water Day

Comments

alby said…
Dear Jan
I am conducting a study about water scarcity for a Malayalam magazine in India. The information provided by you were valuable.
thank you
Alby
Jan said…
Alby,

I am so gratified that what I am posting here is helping people. Thank you for caring about this moral issue.

Jan