Tuesday, March 22, 2011 is World Water Day 2011; please join K4Health in recognizing the 18th year of World Water Day, an annual celebration of the importance of freshwater sustainable management of freshwater resources.
This year’s focus, “Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge,” is concerned with clean drinking water in cities around the world.
1 in 2 people in the planet live in a city and 98% of the urbanization occurs in poor or developing countries.
At the rate cities are growing, especially in poor and developing countries, water and waste management just cannot keep up. Infrastructure in many places is not in place to account for the great increase in population.
1 billion people have no choice but to use harmful water.