World Water Day

by TSGal on Thu, March 22nd, 2012 at 11:00 am

Happy World Water Day!  World Water Day was born out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, where an international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended.  Annually held on March 22nd, World Water Day focuses attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.  The World Water Day campaign this year is “Water and Food Security.”  According to unwater.org, “There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050.  Statistics say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of beef for example consumes 15,000 litres of water while 1 kilo of wheat ’drinks up’ 1,500 litres.”  There are a billion people in the world that are suffering in hunger with diminishing water resources – we cannot hide from this problem.  Today is the day to be conscious of your water intake and to raise awareness for this problem.  Here are some ways you can help and honor this important day:

-follow a healthier, sustainable diet

-consume less water-intensive products

-reduce the scandalous food wastage: 30% of the food produced worldwide is never eaten and the water used to produce it is definitively lost

-produce more food, of better quality, with less water

Happy Helping!

~TSGal

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