Friday, March 21, 2008
March 22nd is "World Water Day" (water makes dogs smell terrible)
The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water by adopting a resolution.This world day for water was to be observed starting in 1993, in conformity with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development contained in chapter 18 (Fresh Water Resources) of Agenda 21.
States were invited to devote the Day to implement the UN recommendations and set up concrete activities as deemed appropriate in the national context.
1.1 billion people lack access to an improved water supply - approximately one in six people on earth.
A person can live weeks without food, but only days without water.
A person needs 4 to 5 gallons of water per day to survive.
Almost two in three people lacking access to clean water live on less $2 a day.
Every 15 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease.