Tomorrow is World Water Day

“The next war in the Near East will not be about politics, but over water.” -Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali

You wouldn’t know if from today’s weather here in Vancouver, but I suspect that water will supplant climate change as the world’s green cause celebre by the mid-century. For most of the world, there’s too many people and too little potable drinking water.

Tom, the $5 philanthropist, writes that tomorrow is World Water Day. From the, uh, day’s website:

World Water Day is an international day of observance and action to draw attention to the plight of the more than 1 billion people world wide that lack access to clean, safe drinking water. Celebrated since 1993, World Water Day was designated in 1992 when the United Nations (UN) General Assembly passed a resolution. With each passing year, the observance has grown larger and stronger.

There’s a bunch of walks to raise awareness for this cause. Alternately, if you have some extra cash burning a hole in your wallet, why not donate to my friends’ project to drill a well for a village in Liberta?


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