Pic of the Week: World Water Day: 22 March 2019

Image: Bhambhaney Bharat ‘Evening’

This image brings to mind the phrase ‘Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink’

The aim of World Water Day, is to highlight the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

To mark World Water Day, humanitarian aid and global child right’s charity Plan UK have produced some interesting facts about water. Here are a few:

663 million people don’t have access to safe drinkable water – that’s one in every nine people.

A one-minute shower with a conventional showerhead uses more water (at least 5 gallons) than most people in sub-Saharan Africa use in an entire day for basic drinking and hygiene purposes (average: 2-5 gallons)

When schools have water and sanitation facilities, attendance rates increase, especially for girls. Unfortunately, globally one third of all schools lack access to sanitation and drinkable water.