World Water Day is the United Nations-designated international day held annually on March 22nd to raise awareness for the global freshwater crisis.
Did you know?…
Access to Clean Water:
- 1 in 8 people across the globe lack access to clean water
- 4,100 children die each day from problems related to unclean drinking water
- Women and girls spend hours every day fetching water that is often unclean, preventing them from more productive activity.
- Drought still ranks as the single most common cause of severe food shortages in developing countries
It Takes a Whole Lot of Water to Produce Our Food:
- 35 liters (9 Gallons) to produce a cup of tea
- 40 liters (11 Gallons) of water to produce a slice of bread
- 70 liters (18 Gallons) to produce an apple
- 135 liters (35 Gallons) to produce an egg
- 140 liters (37 Gallons) to produce a cup of coffee
- 185 liters (49 Gallons) to produce a bag of potato chips
- 2400 liters (634 Gallons) of water to produce a hamburger
HOW YOU CAN HELP ON WORLD WATER DAY:
Visit www.water4.org to donate to The Water4 Foundation and help provide clean drinking water to at-risk, impoverished communities around the world.
1. Enter the Water4 Photo Contest in partnership with World Vision by submitting a creative World Water Day photo. The winner will be announced by actress and Water4 ambassador Jennie Garth and will receive an amazing prize package.
More information on the contest can be found on Water4’s Facebook page:
2. Follow @water4 on Twitter to learn more about World Water Day and spread the word with the hashtag #waterday.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times