It has been said that Water is the next oil.
It has also been said that the next world war will be fought on water.
The cost of women fetching water in India is equivalent to a national
loss of income of Rs 1000 crore
Do we need such kind of statements to wake us up ?
Is it not the basic right of the women of our country, 60 years after independence ?
Can this time not be used to teach children or learn to read, do income generation activities.....
1.8 million children die each year from diarrhea - 4,900 deaths each day.
Can this not be stopped overnight.
Every NGO working in Rural India and Urban Slums - and not necessarily,
these are health NGOs - can help in stopping these deaths
At any given time, half of the world's hospital beds are occupied by patients
suffering from a water-related disease.
These numbers are much larger than any specific disease .
Poor people pay more for water
Poor people living in the slums often pay 5-10 times more for per liter of water
than wealthy people living in the same city
Will this kind of social imbalance sustain ?
Free Downloads for NGOs, corporates, funding agencies, media...
Download simple posters on water : And place them on notice boards in schools,
offices, walls, panchayat offices...
Download districtwise NGOs and other organisations working on water : You will
like the GIS format
Download rainfall in your district
Download information on questions MPs have asked on water in year 2007
Download Water Quality Kits
And more importantly
Ask any question on water. Just any question .
If you are water positive, you can do this from tomorrow morning.
While brushing teeth, dont keep the tap on during the entire process. Conserve water.
DR. LEO REBELLO's 10 Commandments to conserve water
( www.healthwisdom.org )
1.. Have bucket baths (25 litres) instead of shower bath (250 litres of water).
2.. Dispense tub baths (200 to 300 litres of water wasted). 25 to 30 litres water is enough for proper bathing.
3.. Tell your Kamwali Bai to keep the tap closed while she is soaping, brushing clothes or scraping utensils.
4. Use half flush after urination.
5.. Do not keep the tap running while brushing your teeth.
6.. Do not keep water running while shaving -- this is what mostly people do.
7.. Do not waste water while soaping your hands or face.
8.. Reduce the use of detergents which mix in ground water.
9.. Sponge old people and babies rather than bathing them. That saves water, old skin is removed, improves circulation and warmth.
10. Do NOT allow privatisation of water on any count.
Water is free, air is free, sunlight is free, rain is free. These are God's gifts to us and no business minded people can profit on them.