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World Water Day 2012

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Today is World Water Day. Remember as you are waking up and turning on the faucet to have a glass of water or take your shower, millions of people are starting their long trek to find water. They will walk miles and miles to a water source that is dirty and filled with pollution and disease. But things do not need to stay this way. Educate yourself on the water crisis.

Here are some great sites:

water.org

Unwater.org

Edgeoutreach.com

Project 117

If you want to make a differnce in the water crisis in the world, support one of the organizations above!

In just one day 200 million hours are consumed by women collection water for their families. This is equivalent to building 28 Empire State Buildings each day.

Today 1 child dies every 20 seconds from a water related disease. Two years ago it was every 15 seconds.

3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease. That is equal to the city of Los Angeles

884 million people lack access to clean water, that's almost 3 times the US population.

Here are a few more pictures from Jeff and Holly installing a clean water system while we were in Ethiopia last July.

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.