Tuesday, March 23, 2010

World Water Day 22 March 2010

Monday 22 March 2010 was World Water Day:
It is still a reality that an estimated 1.1 billion people rely on unsafe drinking-water sources. Therefore the theme of World Water Day 2010 is focusing on raising awareness of water quality under the theme "Clean Water for a Healthy World". IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre offers a wide selection of documents looking at the different aspects of water quality such as water treatment, health and technology. This information is for instance, available via the IRC digital library, the Source Newsletter and on the IRC web site.
Juliet Willetts, Research Director at Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, posted about her concerns in the developing world:
As long as the issues in life that most concern women and girls are ignored, we deny these women both the basic tools for physical survival as well as the chance to a better life, free of all sorts of oppression.
Ignore water, ignore women
Unfortunately some commenters focused on so-called feminism ideology in her remarks rather than the issues raised.

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