Today is World Water Day. Access to clean water is a basic human right but not one that everyone shares equally. The U.N. designates March 22 as the day of the year to spotlight the global safe drinking water and sanitation issue and the collective efforts underway to get solutions to those in need. This year, a coalition of diverse U.S. based groups is calling for the passage of the Water for the World Act which will strengthen current U.S. federal commitments to safe drinking water and sanitation programs.
The coalition’s Donate Your Voice social media campaign asks people to donate their Twitter or Facebook status to the cause for one week.
Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton will make remarks this morning in Washington, DC concerning challenges and achievements of water coalition members and individual advocates worldwide at an event held at the US Department of State on World Water Day.
Other events organized by the coalition include a Capitol Hill advocacy day in Washington, DC, where supporters will meet with Members of Congress to discuss action needed to tackle the water crisis.
As wine people, we are all aware of the importance or lack thereof of water for vines. As sensitive people, I’m sure we all know about the lack of clean water for people as well. Let’s focus on that today.
I promise I’ll get off the soapbox and look at the Cherry Blossoms here in DC.