World Water Week August 26-31

It’s here. World Water Week, an annual week in Stockholm, Sweden, of minds meeting about the global issues of water scarcity and quality..and hopefully coming up with a solution or three. This year’s theme of focus is “Responding to Global Changes: Water and Food Security.” This global conference brings scientific experts and leaders of social and global change initiatives together to tackle tough issues…and the issues are indeed tough…every day, 2 million tons of human waste is released into water courses…in developing countries, 70% of industrial waste goes into the water system…since 1900, we’ve lost more than half of the world’s wetlands…globally, diarrhea is the leading cause of illness and death–and 88% of those deaths are due to a lack of sanitation and inadequate water for hygiene…every 20 seconds, a child DIES from poor sanitation…by the year 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population could be living in under “water stress” conditions…

Shorter showers anybody? Here’s hoping the good folks gathered on the beautiful islands of Stockholm to address these issues have some huge breakthroughs this week!

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