One of my pet peeves is when I see someone (cue a certain member of may family who will remain nameless) leave the water running for no apparent reason. I get it, we take fresh, clean water for granted. With a quick turn of a handle, it’s right there.
We don’t think much about wasting water, because we have never had to think about not having it.
In an age where clean water is so easily accessible for us, there are still millions who can only get water from a filthy pond. And, walk several miles per day to collect that water.
Today is World Water Day. Millions in Asia are without clean water.
- 3.4 million people die each year from water-related diseases.
That’s almost the entire city of Los Angeles, CA.
- Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five in the world. Around 1.5 million deaths a year, nearly one in five, are caused by diarrhea, which kills more children than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined.
- Globally, women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water. This is equivalent to building 28 Empire State Buildings each day.
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