Today, March 22, is World Water Day, via the United Nations, giving international focus to freshwater needs of people around the world, and the importance to life and food security, of getting water into every community. Over a billion of us don’t have adequate drinking water for survival, much less hygiene. In many communities, women or children must walk many miles/hours just to procure water for each day’s use (which means that time is NOT being spent caring for families, working to support the family, or going to school). Dehydration and contaminated water kill some of us hour by hour, 365 days a year.
Gulp down a big glass, because you can, and celebrate that fact (and enjoy it as well, since most of us don’t hydrate enough for optimum health) and then get involved. Support Water.org or Water People or one of the many outstanding organizations trying to bring access to this most basic and fundamental human need. After oxygen, we need water most. If there is not enough for all, that means there is not enough. Period. We can spread the wet wealth, as long as we are dedicated to the cause of prioritizing survival for everyone in our global family.