Friday, 15 October 2010

Blog Action Day - Water

The pipe over the River Dunsop in Lancashire that carries the water from Thirlmere in the Lake District to Manchester. How lucky we are in Britain to have a system that brings clean water to our taps. In other places of the globe people are not as fortunate.  One billion people do not have access to safe water, 4500 children a day die from water borne disease and no proper sanitation.

Today is designated blog action day for water. Thank you to Elizabeth for her article that highlighted this. 
Join in and sign the blog action petition here and perhaps visit  Water Aid  who run projects throughout the world and see what can be done.  One billion people is a daunting number but as Lao Tzu said "A journey of a 1000 miles must begin with a single step".

1 comment:

Elizabeth Stanforth-Sharpe said...

Thank you, Joy, for the reference - that was a nice surprise. x