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Happy World Water Day 2009

World Water Day: March 22, 2009
What is World Water Day?
World Water Day is the official UN-designated day dedicated to water issues. It's a key date to champion the right of people everywhere to affordable, safe drinking water, close to home.

Why are good water supplies important?

* Clean water reduces the spread of diarrheal diseases that kill 5,000 children a day
* Accessible water supplies mean women can spend time working to earn money or caring for their families, rather than walking for hours in search of water
* Sufficient water supplies mean there is water available for washing and watering gardens, as well as drinking and cooking

Find out more key facts about water and sanitation

What can I do on World Water Day?

There’s lots you can do to become a WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) champion! Learn more, share what you learn with others, and support organizations like WaterAid, that exist to help the world's most vulnerable communities gain access to clean water and sanitation, close to their homes.

* Make a donation online
* Visit the official UN World Water Day website
* Sign our petition asking Congress to combat global poverty
* Take part in the Walk for Water in Zeeland, MI
* Organize your own World Water Day Walk for Water
* Organize your friends into a community of WASH champions by starting a giving circle using an online personal fundraising page
* Visit our display at the American Museum of Natural History's Water Resource Fair in New York
* Spread the word about our work:
o Declare your commitment by joining our Facebook group
o Keep current by following us on Twitter and retweeting our tweets
o Become our friend on MySpace and leave a message
o Watch and rate our YouTube videos
o Post a WaterAid America banner on your website or profile
* Sign up for our enews and forward it to your friends
* Download the WaterAid iGoogle theme

Watch a video to find out more

Comments

snelsonwoman's picture

Clean Water

I agree that we can make today a World Water Day Program starting this very moment and get educated on how and why sanitation plays a big role.

With Love!!

mboneenie's picture

Thanks for your reply

Yes it is true. Water and Sanitation go hand in hand.

regards,
Rosemary

Ms Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie
Geologist/Gender Ambassador/GEN Ambassador
GEN Africa Council Member
Executive Director, Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) Tanzania
International Coordinator
African Mayors Action on Climate Change (AMACC)
Cons

Carole's picture

Water is life (Maji ni uzima)

Thank you for the reminder. But it is so unfortunate this precious commodity is getting scarce each day in Kenya. We are destroying our forests as what happened recently in Mau and Karura forests, polluting water sources with trash and effluents and doing very many other evils. Who will come to our rescue?

mboneenie's picture

Women can take action

Hello Carol,
It has been long since I check this GWSF page.
But I am glad to read from you. Women need to come together and do something. I have a contact person in Kenya who you can work with.

Please use my personal email and send me your contacts so that we can start something to help you and other women across Kenya to have access to clean and safe water and adequate sanitation.

Please get back to me and we see what we can do.

regards,
Rosemary

Ms Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie
Geologist/Gender Ambassador/GEN Ambassador
GEN Africa Council Member
Executive Director, Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) Tanzania
International Coordinator
African Mayors Action on Climate Change (AMACC)
Cons

Martha's picture

Oh! How I Wish...

Living in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, safe and clean water has become a long-forgotten dream. I do not remember when my tap last produced any palatable, let alone sightly, water. Despite the fairly accessible water treatment tablets, and boiling the water, it is still difficult mentally, to think of it as safe as the green muck and brown particles do not disappear. Even living in what is considered comfortable accommodation with piped water inside, I still have to spend countless precious hours walking to beg for water from private residences which have boreholes. With the numerous and unpredictable power-cuts, this is no easy task as one never knows which area has or has no power at any given time, and the boreholes depend on electricity to produce water. We need to strengthen our global voices to demand safe water for us and future generations.

Let's have women back in gender

mboneenie's picture

We can something as women

Hello Martha,

It is rather unfortunate that I have not consulted the GWSF page for so long. Okay I wish to say that we can do something, working with women om Harare to provide clean and safe water.

Please send me a mail to my personal email address and we can work something out to assist you and other women in Harare and other parts of Zimbabwe.

I hope to hear from you.

Rosemary

Ms Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie
Geologist/Gender Ambassador/GEN Ambassador
GEN Africa Council Member
Executive Director, Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) Tanzania
International Coordinator
African Mayors Action on Climate Change (AMACC)
Cons

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