World Water Day 2009

by EcoStreet on March 20, 2009

in Conservation

Working to halve the number of people around the world without safe drinking water.

Clean Water = A Path out of Poverty. How the UK is helping people to build better lives.

March 22 is World Water Day, a reminder that clean, safe water enables life. It promotes good health, enables people to work, attend school and lift themselves out of a cycle of poverty. It is a cornerstone of development.

Currently, 900 million people around the world lack access to this basic and essential resource. Thousands of children die every day from preventable illnesses caused by dirty drinking water. Many more people are affected by painful and disfiguring diseases caused by waterborne parasites and bacteria.

The UK government works with other governments and organisations around the world to increase access to clean and safe water for millions of people. We live in a more interconnected and interdependent world than at any other time in history. That means that increased poverty anywhere affects us all. Clean water is the first step on a path out of poverty, enabling people all around the world to build better lives.

To find out more visit www.dfid.gov.uk

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