In a country where 1600 people die every die because of diarrhea due to unsafe water and 59% of of those who practice open defecation reside, one Child Development Center took the matter of lack of access to clean sustainable water and sanitation into their own hands and mobilized their community into action.
No one can survive without water. What is our solution?
Water is essential to life but can also be very dangerous. It is something we need for survival but can be the cause of so many problems.
No matter if we are giving on His behalf for someone in our own neighborhood or across the world: Jesus chooses us to demonstrate His love to those around us!
Today — World Water Day — it’s necessary to remember that water is life.
Tomorrow is World Water Day! Today is World Puppetry Day, and yesterday was World House Sparrow Day — do these days mean anything?
When the water plant in Colta Monjas Alto stopped working, everybody in the community started to drink piped water that wasn’t treated at all. Little by little, the Colta Monjas Alto inhabitants, especially the children, started to get ill.
In America, it’s easy to not think about our easy access to water. Or the fact that 783 million people — 11 percent of the global population — do not have access to safe drinking water, let alone bathing water.
A person can live four weeks without food, but only three days, depending on the circumstances without water. Lack of water can cause short-term memory loss, fatigue, and trouble learning. Your body will not function without water.
Children’s hygiene is often neglected because they can’t bathe or wash their hands as often as they need to. Health issues like skin diseases are common among people due to the lack of clean water.
Today is World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Shared Water – Shared Opportunities.”
Nurturing the opportunities for cooperation in transboundary water management can help build mutual respect, understanding and trust among countries and promote peace, security and sustainable economic growth.
Previous World Water Day themes included:
Coping With Water Scarcity (2007)
Water and Culture (2006)
Today’s post is written by Dan Brown, Chief Marketing Officer for Healing Waters International.
World Water Day, March 22, was initiated by the United Nations in 1992 to help focus attention on the 1.1 billion people in the world who still lack safe drinking water.
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