Sometimes words are best left to the experts. That's why I'm going to re-blog a bit of information I feel our DIFF readers need about World Water Day from their website:
What is World Water Day?
Water affects every aspect of our lives, yet nearly one billion people around the world don't have clean drinking water, and 2.6 billion still lack basic sanitation. World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22, was established by the United Nations in 1992 and focuses attention on the world's water crisis, as well as the solutions to address it.
This year, a collaborative of US-based organizations have joined to raise awareness and call for stronger commitments from governments, the private sector, and US citizens for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) initiatives in low-income countries.
By deploying the solutions that already exist, we can save the lives of thousands of children each day, advance education and employment – especially among women and girls – and fuel economic growth around the world.
Take a stand — Be a voice for the poor and vulnerable around the world who lack access to the basic necessities of water and sanitation. Consider using your voice in the following opportunities:
- Participate in World Water Day lobbying activities: Meet with Congressional offices on March 23rd in Washington DC and let them know that we need greater U.S. leadership on access to drinking water and sanitation for the world's poor. Read More
- Join the Queue and Make a Stand for Sanitation & Water: Be part of the global action to make a stand for sanitation and water on World Water Day by joining the World's Longest Toilet Queue on Capitol Hill. Read More
- Write your Representative and urge stronger support of WASH efforts. Read More
- Use your social networks to spread the word about water and sanitation. Read More
- Donate your status for World Water Week. Read More
- Raise money. Read More
- Let your voice be heard. Enter the World Water Day writing contest sponsored by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Helium.com Read More