The United Nations has declared today World Water Day. The theme this year is water and energy. There are obvious connections, such as that hydropower supplies 20% of the world’s electricity. But here’s an interesting thing you may not have known: 8% of global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water.
The UN is not alone in promoting World Water Day and the urgent message that we can’t do without this essential resource – this essential component of life – and we can and must do much better in managing it. WaterAid, for instance, is a highly effective, global NGO with over 30 years experience bringing water to under-served communities. Continue reading