Posted by: norapillard | March 22, 2012

World Water Day- March 22nd

By Nora Pillard Reynolds, VP and Director of Communication

What is World Water Day?

Today is World Water Day! International World Water Day is held each year on March 22nd to bring attention to the importance of water and the management of our world’s water resources.

Today, there are still 783 million people worldwide that do not have access to clean water!

The United Nations declared March 22, 1993 the first World Water Day. Each year has a theme and this year’s theme is water and food security.

What does water have to do with food security?

Each of us needs to drink 2-4 liters of water a day, but water is also a part of any production process. So, a few quick facts…

  • To produce 1 cup of coffee = It takes 140 liters of water
  • To produce 1 glass of wine = It takes 120 liters of water
  • To produce 1 glass of beer = It takes 75 liters of water

Click here for a 2 minute video about the connection between water and food.

What can you do?

On the United Nation’s World Water Day website, there is a list of worldwide events.

But…we also have Water for Waslala’s 8th Annual Walk for Water coming up in exactly one month—April 22nd! Mark your calendars and register today (and start recruiting a team)! The 5K Walk for Water is at 12 pm on Sunday, April 22nd at Villanova University.

Help us raise $30,000 to bring 300-400 Waslalans clean drinking water for a lifetime.



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