UN clean water initiatives

On January 19, 2017, the Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed the United Nations (UN) in Geneva. During his speech, he raised concerns over the protection of important agreements, such as the Paris Climate agreement and UN Clean Water Initiatives.

He also praised the UN for their work on global poverty, healthcare, and other issues, concerning the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Around 1.1 billion people are no longer in poverty, and 1.9 billion have access to safe drinking water.

This statistic on water is crucial as the need for clean water initiatives and sanitation remains an important goal for the UN.… Read the rest

World Water Day 2017

Many of us in the developed world can take water for granted. As long as it continues to flow through our faucets at the right temperature then it’s fine. We may not consider how much we use or where it ends up.

The water that flows down the drains, untreated, can pollute the environment with chemicals, microbeads and other substances. Some simply use more water than needed when there are some communities in the world with poor access to fresh, drinkable water.

Statistics show that as many as 663 million people are living out of reach of a safe water supply. This is why organized events such as World Water Day are so important.… Read the rest