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Wordless Wednesday- Tomorrow is World Water Day!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Tomorrow March 22 is World Water Day.  So today’s picture is of Jeff Prosser installing a clean water system in Korah, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  I met last summer while I was in Ethiopia.  He and his wife Holly, as well as my friend Sarah Connelly are going back to Ethiopia May 17 -27 to install several more clean water systems.  For more information please go to Holly’s blog, Bird’s Words.  I know I am breaking my own rules of Wordless Wednesday, but I wanted give a little information on a very important issue. 

Another website for information on the lack of clean water is www.water.org .  World Water Day was created in 1993 by the United Nations.

* 3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease.

* 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies; approximately one in eight people.

* The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.

* People living in the slums often pay 5-10 times more per liter of water than wealthy people living in the same city.

* An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than a typical person in a developing country slum uses in a whole day.