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WATER - BAD 2010


Is water, without that there is no life at all. I like to pen down some of the most important aspects of water crisis.

Water contamination: Due to pollutants and chemical waste from industries, the water gets contaminated and costs lots of lives.

Water Scarcity: Due to scarcity of clean water, many towns in this world are affected. Can someone drink this water? Is it absolve from diseases

A picture worth thousand words”.

Can you find water? Or it's hiss

Actually it hurts to see this pictures, but there are many more hurting things to be revealed.

PS: These info's are taken from BAD reminder mail

The problem of scarce clean water:

Nearly 1 billion people lack access to clean water, which causes a litany of struggles, diseases and even death.

- 40 Billion Hours: African women walk over 40 billion hours each year carrying cisterns weighing up to 18 kilograms to gather water, which is usually still not safe to drink. More Info [http://www.charitywater.org/whywater/]

- 38,000 Children a Week: Every week, nearly 38,000 children under the age of 5 die from unsafe drinking water and unhygienic living conditions. More Info [http://www.charitywater.org/whywater/]

- Wars Over Water: Many scholars attribute the conflict in Darfur at least in part to lack of access to water. A report commissioned by the UN found that in the 21st century, water scarcity will become one of the leading causes of conflict in Africa. More Info [http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/World_News_3/article_6808.shtml]

- A Human Right: In July, to address the water crisis, the United Nations declared access to clean water and sanitation a human right over. But we are far from implementing solutions to secure basic access to safe drinking water. More Info [http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=35456&Cr=sanitation&Cr1]

Water solutions:
The good news is that there are great organizations working on solutions and new tools that empower people to do their part to address the water crisis.

- Building Wells: Organizations like Water.org and charity: water are leading the charge in bringing fresh water to communities in the developing world.

- Technology for Good: Do you want to measure how much water it took to make your favorite foods? There's an app for that. More Info [http://virtualwater.eu/]

- Conservation Starts at Home: The average person uses 465 liters of water per day.
Find out how much you use and challenge your readers to do that same.
More Info [http://www.h2oconserve.org/?page_id=503]

- Keeping Rivers Clean: We can all take small steps to help keep pollution out of our rivers and streams, like correctly disposing of household wastes. More Info [http://www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/gsteps.asp]

- Drop the Bottle: Communities around the world are taking steps to reduce water bottle waste by eliminating bottled water. More Info [http://food.change.org/blog/view/cities_cut_spending_on_bottled_water]

About BAD:

Blog Action Day: Every year they unite bloggers for a common cause and this year we have united for the cause, WATER – SPARE ME FOR YOUR BENEFIT

Prompted at Three Word Wednesday - absolve, hiss, ridicule

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  1. WatER.....the most essential of the basic necessities and basic elements...it binds everything...physical and emotional...and whata time to pick it up for a cause of concern.....do lend a ear to "Cause of Water"...september born ppl (nd of course others)...try http://www.charitywater.org/september/

  2. @ KG

    Thanks for your support.. Sure will try the link.. Happy to read your uplifting words..

    --Someone Is Special--

  3. great initiative to focus on needy ones..
    heartfelt pictures

  4. Thank you for posting this valuable information. The photos and the words are heartbreaking. I am glad you included some hopeful news, those who are aware, working towards change. Great post.

  5. you are so very thoughtful.
    love the acrostic on top,
    your water images are powerful!

  6. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/happy-birthday-wishes-to-talon/

    help visit Talon to wish her a happy birthday today,

  7. @ Amity

    Thank you so much Amity..

    --Someone Is Special--

  8. @ Sherry Blue Sky

    Thank you so much Sherry Blue Sky, I am happy to be a part of this initiative..

    --Someone Is Special--

  9. @ Jingle

    Thank you so much Jingle.. Happy to know that you loved the Acrostic and liked the images.. Thanks Ji..

    --Someone Is Special--

  10. @ Jingle

    Sure Ji.. It is my duty to wish TALON ji..

    --Someone Is Special--

  11. No one in any corner of the world should have to forage or want for any natural resource. Ever. These pictures make me very sad.

  12. water scarity is one important thing that frightens the world that too with the climate(global warming)change.We must learn to save water to live !

  13. @ sheila said...

    Of course it is sad.. I accept your point.. Thank you very much for hopping in to this..

    --Someone Is Special--

  14. @ umapoems

    Well said Uma.. We need to take.. Thank you so much for hopping in..

    --Someone Is Special--


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