“Water Song”, for shortage in sight

February 25, 2013 02:23 0 comments

It is estimated that by the year 2025 the demand for water will be some 56% greater than the supply. A global appeal is being organised to demand the world wide sourcing of the precious liquid. A global call will be made on the 22nd March.

 

 

image (2) The quality and the supply of water are at the centre of attention for a world wide initiative which originated in Colombia: “Water Song”.

The problems posed by restrictions of water in some regions of the world demand a solution to be found and the general public to be made aware of the situation.

Reflecting this is the motto which the United Nations has given to World Water Day 2013, “Cooperation in the Sphere of Water”.

image_7 (2)It is estimated that in 2025 the demand of this precious resource will be 56% greater than the supply. Therefore, organizations are concerned with working as of now, as more than 1100 million people don’t have access to drinking water, and 2400 million individuals live without the necessary means to purify the limited liquid.

This reality lies behind the deaths of thousands of children around the world and a series of deadly illnesses which affect humans.

“Water Song” aims to speak out around planet Earth in order to sensitive everyone (governments and populations) to the current reality and the possible problems that will arise should attitudes and lifestyles not change.

image_2 (2)Last year the initiative brought together thousands of people in 110 geographical locations simultaneously.

Hence, on the 22nd March it will once again make the call so that individuals, groups and collectives unite to assert that this resource vital for life is suitable and available for consumption to all the earth’s inhabitants.

The initiative began in Colombia, which qualifies as the sixth region with the greatest water supply. However, according to figures from the Ministry of Environment of the said country, around 9000 tonnes of domestic and industrial waste, amongst others, would be contaminating the hydric aspects.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/132800996881873/?ref=14

 

 (Translated by Eleanor Gooch – Email: eleanor.gooch@gmail.com)

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