world water day

photo by andreyohanes3
One in eight people on this planet do not have access to safe drinking water.

Each day, 3,000 children under the age of five die from diseases caused by drinking unsafe water.

Half of the world's hospital beds are occupied by people suffering from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water.

In a world of such great plenty, how can this be?

It's not inevitable, and it's not beyond our power to change.

Go to WaterDay.org to see an impressive photo gallery highlighting the global water crisis.

In Canada, the Harper Government has removed protections from almost every lake and river in the country. They are trying to cut environmental assessments for massive projects (like pipelines) that endanger the fresh water supply. The Council of Canadians asks you to join the fight to protect Canada's water as a public commons, not a free giveaway for industry.

Water is a human right.

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