World Water Day 2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World
I may sometimes forget to write about greening major holidays on Really Natural, such as Valentine's Day and Halloween, and I get annoyed with Earth Day, but World Water Day is an important day we should all reflect upon. This year's theme is "Clean Water for a Healthy World".
Every year, 1,500 cubic kilometres of wastewater are produced globally. While waste and wastewater can be reused productively for energy and irrigation, it usually is not. In developing countries 80 percent of all waste is being discharged untreated, because of lack of regulations and resources. And population and industrial growth add new sources of pollution and increased demand for clean water to the equation. Human and environmental health, drinking and agricultural water supplies for the present and future are at stake, still water pollution rarely warrants mention as a pressing issue.
The goal is to "raise the profile of water quality at the political level". So fill yourself a glass of clean tap water and write your politicians letters to honor World Water Day.
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Posted by Jennifer Lance at March 22, 2010 1:05 AM