Some of you may have known it is World Water Day today and some of you may not have. As I sit here writing this I realize I unintentionally set a large glass of water next me… After reading about what’s happening in the world I feel so privileged to be able to have not only this glass of water, but a glass of water whenever I’d like one. Let me share a few shocking statistics with you.
–3.575 million people die each year from a water related disease.
-The human body contains from 55% to 78% water, depending on body size. To function properly, the body requires between one and seven liters of water per day to avoid dehydration.
–884 million people lack access to clean water.
-Today every 20 seconds a child dies from a water related illness.
-People living in the slums often pay 5-10 times more per liter of water than wealthy people living in the same city.
With the help of organizations like water.org and UNICEF hopefully these statistics will eventually be a thing of the past. I urge you to go to their websites and see what you can do to help in your own community and around the world.
*Photos were taken from water.org and statistics from water.org and wikipedia.