Every fifteen seconds a child dies from a disease caused by lack of access to safe water for drinking, poor sanitation or poor hygiene, as the Spanish Red Cross has reported on the eve of World Water Day, which is held on Monday under the theme “Clean Water for a Healthy World.” Given these figures, institutions and environmental organizations and the scope of cooperation have organized various activities to raise awareness of this reality and bring their projects to the Spanish citizenship. United Nations established the World Water Day 17 years ago in one of them will be in Zaragoza on Sunday “the world’s longest queue to go to the bathroom,” to mobilize people and lobby the politicians to act universal access to safe water and safe sanitation. According to United Nations, which established the World Water Day 17 years ago, and half a million children under five die each year from waterborne diseases and 2,500 billion people lack adequate sanitation, of which 884 million have no access to drinking water. The population, agriculture industry and throw out every day two million tons of waste water into rivers, lakes, seas and oceans. To mark the World Day, the Spanish Red Cross, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs, presented on Monday March 22 Strategy ‘Moving through the water “, aimed at promoting public awareness through the dissemination of good environmental practices and responsible consumption of this natural resource. “Saving water ” In the new edition of the strategy, which this year takes place under the slogan “Saving water
waste of solidarity”, was carried out awareness campaigns in thirty Spanish provinces and is expected to involve 17,000 people. The NGO Plan Spain, dedicated to working with the most disadvantaged children, also highlights the vulnerability of children in developing countries. Water scarcity and poverty are two factors closely linked and affect mainly the children, causing malnutrition, disease and under physical and intellectual development. The population, agriculture industry and throw out every day two million tons of waste water into rivers Same Plan, which allocates resources to projects to improve sanitation, the Spanish NGO World Geologists since 2004 by leading supply projects water in villages in Mali, one of the world’s poorest countries. Many African populations of the country covered by a third party for the Sahara Desert, have only traditional shallow wells, dug by the inhabitants themselves with the limited means available. In addition, says the president of Geologists of the World, Manuel Carbayo, wells were emptied every year in the dry season or drought between January and May, so that families must travel several kilometers to fetch water daily. Through its projects, communities now have permanent wells that collect water from an aquifer located between 30 and 70 feet deep and nearly 2,000 people benefit from the new facility, capable of generating 136 meters cubic of water daily.
Abandonment of channels the other hand, Ecologists in Action has criticized the state of neglect in which they are the channels and Spanish banks, where the government “continue to allow to be built and carried out all kinds of spills and other environmental damage. Estimates that more than 40,000 buildings located within the hydraulic control land and some areas of flood risk. In addition, the WWF said that the situation of rivers and wetlands Spanish is very worrying: are threatened by increased irrigation and excessive domestic consumption, growing along with tourism and the standard of living.