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Thu 23 Mar 2006

World Water in our Lifetime

Category : envt

World Water Day seeems so inadequate for a problem in which "more than 20% of the EarthÕs population lacks clean, safe drinking water" and "out of the 2.2 million unsafe drinking water deaths in 2004, 90% were children under the age of five."

Meanwhile, The Worsted Witch points out,

"Surely our first-world fixation on bottled water, in countries where tap water is safe to drink, is preventing available water from reaching populations that need it more.

Drink from the faucet today. And tomorrow.

Rinse, repeat."

Grab a broom and hop over...

See also POV's Borders.

Posted at 4:38PM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news