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"We have to change the way we value and use water"

No human life without water

"We shall not finally defeat Aids, Tuberculosis, Malaria, or any other Infectious diseases that plague the developing world, until we have also won the battle for Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Basic Health Care" Kofi Annan, United Nations.

There is no human life without water. “By means of water” says the Koran, “we give life to everything.”

Water scarcity is one of the greatest threats to the way we live today and ultimately the preservation of the human race. With ongoing environmental concerns and resulting climate changes, the problems surrounding water scarcity and conservation is growing at an alarming rate.

Today there are:

* 1.1 billion people living without clean drinking water
* 2.6 billion people lacking adequate sanitation
* 1.8 million people dying every year from diarrhea diseases
* 900 children dying every day from waterborne diseases

Poor hygiene and sanitation kills more people in the world than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined; and more than any war claims through guns. Globally, dysentery caused by unclean water and poor sanitation accounts for the vast majority of the 1.8 million child deaths each year. Put simply, diarrhea from unclean water is the second largest cause of child mortality.

“As the Global Economy grows, so will its thirst. This is not an issue of rich, poor, north or south. All regions are experiencing the problem of water stress. There is still enough water for all of us – but only so long as we keep it clean, use it more wisely and share it fairly. Governments must engage and lead and the private sector also has a role to play in this effort.” Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General United Nations.


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Comment by Vikram Nanda on March 27, 2010 at 10:25am
Thank you for the information, good work spreading awareness!
Comment by Pradip Dey on March 29, 2010 at 5:32am
Thanks Vikra for your nice comments and a + to my blog post We have to change the way we value and use water.
With regards,
Pradip Dey
Comment by Thys van der Veer on May 9, 2010 at 5:12pm
How to continue from this?
What is the need in Karnal and surroudings?
What do you suggest, that evoke agents can do?
Comment by Pradip Dey on May 11, 2010 at 6:18am
Thanks Thys for your comments. Groundwater depletion is the main cause of concern in Karnal and surrounding areas. We need to have more and more groundwater recharge structures for arresting rainwater and recharge groundwater. You may refer my blog post entitled, Rainwater harvesting in watershed.

Also multiple use of water need to be encouraged. For details, you may refer my blog post entitled, Multiple use of water- the need of the hour.
With regards,
Pradip Dey


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