Does this water tragedy alarm you?

Are you aware that approximately 884 million people lack access to improved water sources?

And that more than 2.6 billion people do not have access to improved sanitation?

This alarming information is courtesy of United Nations, General Assembly – Human Rights Council of 12 October 2011. Yes 2011.

The information above was defined by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund in their 2010 Joint Monitoring Programme report.

bunch of crows, a good gabfest but still nothing changes with safe water access round the world

like a bunch of crows, a good gabfest but still nothing changes with safe water access round the world

Why is this still the case you ask? Well, there have been plenty of talk fests all talking about what can be, should be and must be done – look at 23 December 2003 proclaiming the International Decade for Action, “Water for Life” (2005-2015). Something’s missing here.

With the technology we now have to treat water, reclaim water and so on, the individuals and companies with money need to be guided to find ways to right this wrong. Whether it is because they are targeted by so many scam artists or think I’ll do something about it ‘tomorrow’…well for some ‘tomorrow’ never comes.  Access to safe water is a basic need and human right.  Together WE can make a difference.

If readers of this water articles blog site think they would like to explore how to help get clean water to those who need it most, to just survive, feel free to contact us at and we’ll put you in touch with those who will be able to do just that.

And here’s a couple more sobering facts:

  • Every year, approximately 1.5 million children under five years of age die
  • Every year, 443 million school days are lost as a result of water and sanitation-related diseases.

Stay tuned, in a few days time there’ll be an article on the minimum amount of water one needs per day to survive to meet just basic human needs.

Do you think it is:

  • 50 liters
  • 75 liters
  • 100 liters
  • 200 liters

Leave me your answer on this blog and why you think so and all will be revealed in a few days time…

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One response to “Does this water tragedy alarm you?”

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