“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.
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?