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Posted on: 22-03-2011

World water day 2011

 

22 March 2011

Today is World Water Day. This day is meant to raise public awareness that water is the most essential source of living on Earth. Although man can fly to the moon, more than a billion people—almost one-fifth of the world’s population—lack access to safe drinking water, and 2,5 billion people do not have proper sanitation.  Arrakis has contributed to this day by an article on the site of Vice Versa, see http://www.viceversaonline.nl/2011/03/waterhulp-helpt/ .

“Safe drinking water and adequate sanitation are crucial for poverty reduction, crucial for sustainable development, and crucial for achieving any and every one of the Millennium Development Goals”

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

For a typical water project executed by Arrakis in Mozambique and supported by Partners for Water can be found on the new NWP website, http://www.dutchwatersector.com/rsr/project/45/