Partners in Water: Vaibhav Mahajan →
For his upcoming birthday, Vaibhav Mahajan has decided to forgo presents, and instead wishes to raise money for clean water. His goal is to raise $10,000, enough money to provide clean water to 100,000 people. As always, Walk4Water supports and encourages other endeavors to raise awareness and money for clean water- to donate to his cause, visit the above website!
Sobering UN-Water Statistics →
Some highlights from UN-Water’s Statistics page: “The UN suggests that each person needs 20-50 litres of safe freshwater a day to ensure their basic needs for drinking, cooking and cleaning…More than one in six people worldwide - 894 million - don’t have access to this amount of safe freshwater.” 894 MILLION people! That’s almost 3x that population of the...
Water Week: 1. AWARENESS
On Tuesday of this week, 3/22, it is WORLD WATER DAY! Walk4Water is honoring the cause by posting new ways every day during this week for all of YOU to get involved. So here’s day 1. AWARENESS. If you are not aware of a problem, you won’t wonder about a solution. For instance, if I don’t know my tires are low, I won’t pull over and find a place to fill them. If I am...
"Hydro-diplomacy" needed to avert Arab water wars →
“U.N. studies project that 30 nations will be “water scarce” in 2025, up from 20 in 1990. Eighteen of them are in the Middle East and North Africa, with Libya and Egypt among those added to the 1990 list that includes Israel and Somalia.” Water scarcity is defined as “when each person has access to 1,000 or fewer cubic metres of water a year.” UN-Water...
Help Save Water in the US- Fix a Leak Week is... →
Did you know that Americans’ leaky faucets, sinks, and toilets leak over 1 TRILLION gallons per year?? Imagine what could be done with all of that water- surely it could aid in preventing the projected American water shortages! To find out what you can do, visit the above link!
Japanese Nuclear Radiation Levels Rise to Unsafe...
. Japan’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake last Friday has had devastating consequences for the country-as rescuers continue to search, the death toll has risen to over 2,000, homes and infrastructure have been destroyed, and nuclear facilities have been affected. Currently, the levels of radiation being released by one nuclear facility (Fukushima Daiichi) are above what the government considers...
G8 Leaders Consider Libya No-Fly Zone →
“Rebel leaders have appealed for international help in limiting Col Gaddafi’s resources as his forces maintain their onslaught on rebel positions in the east of Libya.” G8 leaders are meeting in Paris, where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will lobby for a no-fly zone in order to alleviate the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
"$20 Brings Water for 20 Years"- Charity Water's... →