Friday, March 21, 2008

 

Water is life, but many people around the world lack this basic necessity.

The Colbert Report today was dedicated to water and featured a visit to the American Museum of Natural History in honor of World Water Day.
Water is Life - Colbert Report 20mar2008.

The American Museum of Natural History has an exhibit about the power of water. "Water surrounds us. Its force and abundance are the backdrop of our lives. Salty or fresh, water is everywhere - falling from the skies, rushing to the sea, lapping the shores, deep within the Earth - cycling in volumes that boggle the mind."
Water - American Museum of Natural History.

March 22 World Water Day will be observed, but hardly celebrated. "Leaders who adopted the Millennium Development Goals in 2000 envisioned halving the proportion of people living without access to basic sanitation by the year 2015 - but we are nowhere near on pace to achieve that Goal."
World Water Day.

More about: Water Supply Policy and River Conservation.

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Leaders who adopted the Millennium Development Goals in 2000 envisioned halving the proportion of people living without access to basic sanitation by the year 2015 – but we are nowhere near on pace to achieve that goal. Experts predict that by 2015, 2.1 billion people will still lack basic sanitation. At the present rate, sub-Saharan Africa will not reach the target until 2076.

If we take up the challenge, the positive impact will reverberate far beyond better access to clean water. Every dollar invested in water and sanitation yields an estimated seven dollars worth of productive activity. And that comes on top of the immeasurable gains in cutting poverty, improving health and raising living standards. This will help all you people on this blog to do something along with the United Nations in your locality.

Check these
http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=47234928
http://www.standagainstpoverty.org/
http://www.endpoverty2015.org/

Ayesha
 
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