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World Water Day 2012
by Anjali Chandrashekar | 11-03-2012 15:24 0 recommendations
International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050. Statistics say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however most of the water we ?drink? is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of beef for example consumes 15,000 litres of water while 1 kilo of wheat ?drinks up? 1,500 litres.
When a billion people in the world already live in chronic hunger and water resources are under pressure we cannot pretend the problem is ?elsewhere?. Coping with population growth and ensuring access to nutritious food to everyone call for a series of actions we can all help with:
At all steps of the supply chain, from producers to consumers, actions can be taken to save water and ensure food for all.
Every drop counts. Water is the Elixir of Life