Water Events
One individual thinks so
And one organization is supporting him in his mission for the cause of water

March 22 is World Water Day
 
2010 Clean Water for a Healthy World
The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

World Water Day is an international day of observance and action to draw attention to the plight of the more than 1 billion people around the world that lack access to clean, safe drinking water.

22 March 1993 was the first World Water Day

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Support the cause by visiting www.indiawaterportal.org/k2k/
Every year, over 500,000 children in India never reach the age of 5 because of water-related diseases like diarrhea, gastroenteritis, hepatitis. Over 300 million Indians have no access to toilets. Already, 224 million Indians live in water stress. About 70% of irrigation needs and 80% of municipal water supplies come from groundwater sources. However, depleted aquifers and lowered groundwater tables mean that this is no longer sustainable. It has been estimated that by as early as 2020, India's demand for water will exceed ALL sources of supply.

Can we make a difference? One individual thinks so. And one organization is supporting him in his mission for the cause of water. On April 26th 2008, Sharada Prasad will start a 19,000 km Motorcycle Ride across India. The objective of Sharada's ride is to discover what water means to people across the country. The problems faced by people with respect to water are different in different parts of the country.

Arghyam www.arghyam.org is organizing this event and is looking for individuals/organizations to join in.

You can be a part of this cause in several ways.

Water

Click here to visit World Water Day for more details

First announced at UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992.

Mar 22 International World Water Day
Attention on the importance of freshwater and sustainable management of freshwater resources.


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