Tuesday, March 22, 2016

World Water Day

Its World Water Day today

Water is a precious commodity that many take for granted. This year’s theme focuses on the vital role water plays in creating and supporting good quality jobs.

Though around 71% of the earth's surface is covered with water, 1 in 10 people lack access to safe water while 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet. These numbers published by water.org highlight how troubled the waters are, therefore requiring us to be the bridge. 

More stats indicate that women and children, especially in Africa and Asia walk an average of 3.7 miles per day to collect water spending upto 6 hours a day collecting water. The estimated time spent each day collecting water is 125 million hours. Are they chasing Waterfalls?

And that's not all. Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-borne disease. Maybe we need to give it a thought, like the exiles on the Rivers of Babylon.

Why is the so much trouble with the water? Are we responsible for the Smoke on the Water?

We can set things right as well - by investing efforts and resources in saving water and utilizing it more economically. A responsible outlook on our parts could make the Gods happy and have a 'happy' Saawan rain down on us. 

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