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Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink…


Today is United Nations WORLD WATER DAY. March 22.
Some facts for you….
1 in 10 people lack access to clean water (That equals the entire population of the United States)
Women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting water. Average weight of a jerry can is 40 pounds. 67% of families rely on the women to collect water. Girls lose out on school time to collect water.
Every 90 SECONDS a child dies from a water borne illness  Diseases from dirty water kill MORE people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
1 in 3 lack access to a toilet

Today, be grateful every time you turn on a tap! We are the fortunate ones. We are ridiculously water wealthy and we never think about it. We waste it. We take it for granted. Be mindful today.

Here are a few organizations trying to help
CharityWater.org
Water.org
the WaterProject 

( the painting is by S. Duffett, (me) Black Rock Beach, Point Pleasant Park)

About Shelagh Duffett

An artist and mum to a beautiful daughter. I live in the gorgeous province of Nova Scotia, Canada and write about bits and pieces of my life. Alice is the name of my grandmother, who was an amazing business woman and Paris is a city we LOVE. Art and tea are necessities!

 

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