Wednesday, March 22, 2006

World Water Day

Today is World Water Day. This year's theme is Water and Culture. From World Water Day:
We plan our cities near water; we bathe in water; we play in water; we work with water. Our economies are built on the strength of water transportation - and the products we buy and sell are all partly water, in one way or another. Our daily lives are built on water, and shaped by it. Without the water that surrounds us - the humidity of the air, the roughness of the river's current, the flow from the kitchen tap - our lives would be impossible.

In recent decades, water has fallen in our esteem. No longer an element to be revered and protected, it is a consumer product that we have shamefully neglected. Eighty percent of our bodies are formed of water, and two thirds of the planet's surface is covered by water: water is our culture, our life.
Do take a moment when you drink a glass of water today to think about how important water is to our lives and also think about the many people in the world that do not have easy access to clean drinking water.


Anonymous said...

Happy World Water Day everyone!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Damn I'm thirsty.

Anonymous said...

There's an estimated 1 billion people without access to clean drinking water.

Anonymous said...

1 billion?! That's a lot of people.

It's funny how the world is talking about trade, jobs, terrorism but they still do not fix the most basic needs of human beings such as drinking water.